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.


Fernando Alfonso III


Published Jan 28, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 8:03 pm CDT

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.

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

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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.


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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.

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148 Kissam Avenue, New York, U.S.

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Piazza Santiago del Cile, Roma, Italy ‎

84 Main St, Ravena, New York, U.S. 

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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 CST