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Camouflage Subdivision [pt.071-16]

-mostly for air protection, a rural subdivision camouflage was synthesized by the Army Corps of Engineers during the WWII for hidden airplane production. it was located and known as the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant for obvious(!) protection from enemies.

RARE PHOTOS OF THE BASE

[tip - zoom in the differences]

and now this is the view as it was before the transformation..

for more information on the story around that -an article from a California lover Dennis Cassey on whats going on with the title

The ”Disguise of California- ( + )

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remembering similar FG posts –>>

   -  >Dazzled Ships WWI \\ Camouflage

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Google Store View // Virtual Tour of B & H

Google Street View is now Google Store View. A recently released feature of the well-known mapping app lets you go inside participating businesses remotely and take a look around. B&H’s giant photo and video store in Manhattan, above, is one of the first to invite Google into their establishments.

When you look up B&H on Google Maps (B&H Photo Video Super Store, 9th Avenue, New York, NY), you can click through a virtual tour of the space, zooming in and shuffling around the same way you would on any street view map. While the store is mostly empty, you can still see a couple of straggling customers who wandered in as opening hours approached.

“We thought it would be cool for people who can’t come to New York to be able to take a virtual tour,” says Bryan Formhals, B&H’s social media manager. “We wanted to create a bridge between what we do online and what we do in New York.”

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TO EXPERIENCE THE B & H

Enjoy

B&H officials had heard Google was considering the project, so B&H contacted them and offered to open their doors. The Google folks stopped by at 7 a.m. — two hours before opening — and scanned in the first floor of the superstore, using GPS devices to ensure the location services were accurate.

According to Formhals, Google told them they didn’t have the technology in place to offer street view on upper floors, but they scanned the second floor of B&H anyway. Hopefully that means the little orange man in Google Maps will soon be able to climb stairs, too.

via: wired (+)

Amazing no?