Any of y’all using Windows 10? I am, on both of my laptops, and it’s working fairly well for me.
I have one small complaint — the lockscreen offers these wonderful photographs, and I enjoy looking at them and all, but I want to know more. What am I looking at? Where and how was it taken? And so forth…
Well, this afternoon, I outfoxed it. The lockscreen gave me the image above, and I knew that was London by the glimpse of the Tower Bridge. So I decided to find it on Google Maps, using the Streetview feature.
And it worked! Even though that’s not technically a street, but a pedestrian area.
I thought at first that it was taken from the City side of the river. I remember some building angles like that from when I walked in that area back in December 2010. But then I spotted, on the south side of the Thames, the distinctive building that’s visible just before the Tower Bridge.
That’s City Hall, as it turns out.
Anyway, once I saw that, it only took a couple of seconds to place myself virtually in almost the same spot as the photographer.
Google Maps is just awesome. We may not have flying cars, but Maps provides us with something amazing that I could not even have imagined when I was a kid.
The future has turned out to be fairly impressive after all…