A Tumblr dedicated to showing the decay of Detroit over just a short period of time, from 2009 to 2013, through a series of Google Street View photos of the same address.
James Griffioen refers to houses that have been reclaimed by nature as feral houses.
I love Google Street View's Time Machine capability, though this is a more poignant view through its eyes. We only have a handful of years with which to look back now, but future generations will have such a precise visual and textual record of so much that it may change their understanding of human history. Think about how much of history we're taught today feels just like narrative. Think of how differently we conceive of historical figures whom we can see in video and photos as compared to those who we only see in paintings.
There's a version of Wall-E to be made in which the robot is replaced by a self-driving Google Maps Street View car, still cruising up and down streets of abandoned streets documenting the slow decay of civilization, humanity having long since fled to outer space.
[via Web Urbanist]