Take one step forward into the magical world of Street View glitches

Click forward in these Street View spots, and you'll be transported to somewhere completely different.

Mar 2, 2020, 9:42 am*



Fernando Alfonso III

You are standing at a magical crossroads. One step backward and your life remains the same. One step forward,and you are transported to a completely different world.

This is the premise of Reddit’s r/TakeOneStepForward, a 10-month old subreddit that collects the best of Google Street View’s randomness.

Each post on r/TakeOneStepForward directs to a unique Google Street View address where, if you click forward, you see a completely new or interesting scene, such as this one from 8380 Ramberg, 457 m NE, Norway.


This phenomenon can likely be explained by the accidental splicing together of different images shot by Google’s car-mounted cameras.

Since Google Street View was launched in 2007, the panoramic feature has shown the world Tsunami ravaged Japan, the Large Hadron Collider, and a curbside breakup. Searching for Street View oddities has become a popular pastime, but the trend of exploring the magic that happens when Google’s image stitching comes undone is a relatively recent phenomenon, 

Check out some more of the best images from r/TakeOneStepForward below.

U.S. 93, Montana, U.S.

148 Kissam Avenue, New York, U.S.

Piazza Santiago del Cile, Roma, Italy ‎

84 Main St, Ravena, New York, U.S. 

Top Gear Test Track, Stovolds Hill, United Kingdom ‎

Images via Google Street View

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*First Published: Jan 28, 2014, 5:25 pm