A Queensborough tour (red truck included) on Google Street View

Now anyone on the planet can take a tour through Queensborough – stopping to admire Raymond's red truck, of course – thanks to Google Street View! The Manse is off to the right, and up the road a bit just about the treetops you can see the spire of St. Andrew's United Church.

Now anyone on the planet can take a tour through Queensborough – stopping to admire Raymond’s red truck, of course – thanks to Google Street View! The Manse is the brick house off to the right behind the big evergreen trees, our little white clapboard garage is behind the truck, and up the road a bit, just about the treetops, you can just see the spire of St. Andrew’s United Church.

I have our Queensborough friend Dave to thank for drawing to my attention that Google Street View – that amazing setup whereby people in “specially adapted cars” (as the Wikipedia entry puts it) drive around in places all over the world and take photos that are magically (or so it seems to me) stitched together to provide a “you-are-there” panorama view of a place – has discovered our little hamlet in Hastings County.

Type Queensborough ON into Google Maps and click on the red marker that appears at the corner of Queensborough Road and Bosley Road. The box that pops up allows you to click on Street View and – voilà! You can move around and check out the main street (Queensborough Road), taking a virtual journey down past the two former general stores and the scenic Black River beyond:

Looking east down the main street of Queensborough: you can see the two large buildings facing each other that once were the general stores, and the Black River is beyond. The Street Views tour unfortunately only includes a bit of Queensborough; a bunch of our attractive historic buildings are missing. But it's still pretty cool!

Looking east down the main street of Queensborough: at the end you can see the two large buildings facing each other that once were the general stores; at left are the steps that are all that remain of the long-ago Methodist Church. The Street Views tour unfortunately only includes a bit of Queensborough; many of our attractive historic buildings are missing. But it’s still pretty cool!

Or you can turn down Bosley Road and – wait a minute! What’s that? Haven’t I seen that red truck before?

Indeed you have, right here at Meanwhile, at the Manse. Raymond’s red truck is now there for all the internet-connected universe to discover while taking the virtual tour. A landmark!

8 thoughts on “A Queensborough tour (red truck included) on Google Street View

  1. Thanks for pointing this out, it was pretty neat to be able to visit your little piece of heaven without leaving my couch. I so enjoy your posts.

    • Hey, thanks, Diane! I do think it’s nifty that people can take a little visit to Queensborough thanks to Street Views. Mind you, as I said in the post, it’s too bad that you don’t see the whole village, and particularly more of the river, but hey – I’m just glad the photo-taking Google Car came through!

      And on an unrelated note, and a little belatedly – happy birthday!

  2. There are a few photos on the street view as well. Click on the photos in the upper right corner and you will see the dam and some of the kayakers.

  3. I discovered it on April 18 but forgot to mention it to you. The Google car came through from west to east on the Queensborough Road in mid July — just as the river clean-up was being initiated. I see that I was home — my white truck was parked — but no one was outside. So, Google likely came through around mid-morning.

  4. The photo taken at the water edge has created quite a bit of sting in the community where it explains the clean up at the rivers edge and who was responsible. I think Google maps or the White waters of ON need to get their facts a little straighter. It is a very big insult to many in our community. http://panoramio.com/photo/89277557 Lets hope it was just an oversight on the information given to them.

    • I see there is a link on the photos to the person who took and posted them, so you could send a message. (Google probably just found those posts and picked them up automatically; Google works in mysterious algorithm/robot ways.)

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