google earth B’ham

In the remote case you do not know yet, the earth application by the Google folks is a must have. Too bad you need windows 2000 or newer to run the thing….. But with some effort you can look at these maps without the earth application (linux users…). Anyway, we noticed that the trees in front of the house we used to lived in in Birmingham (AL) are no longer there…To be complete you can see the same thing with Microsoft’s Virtual earth, or on the TerraServer.
And, while on this topic, by clicking here you can see that driving a bicycle back from work was a real effort!

After reading this feature on the BBC web site, let me append a link to the “maps” at amazon, although Birmingham is not one 22 major cities in the US.