You see blue skies, fishing boats on a calm sea and green hills in the distance. Then you look to your left and notice a huge heap of rubble. It is August 2011, you are now in Onagawa (女川町), Japan, a little fishing town, “a community created by the ocean and […] destroyed by it.“.
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I suggest switching to full screen view. You need to zoom out to see the Street View path and “drive” around.
You can read more about Google’s “initiative to digitally archive the areas of Northeastern Japan affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami” on the official Google blog.
Welcome to the third incarnation of my blog. Articles published between September 2008 and November 2011 can be found here while stuff I wrote from 2001 to 2006 has been archived here.
New articles coming soon. I’m still working on fixing a number of issues with the archives (mostly broken links). If you came here looking for something that can no longer be found, please leave a comment.