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Armchair traveller. by Ken Dunn on 8 June 2010 5:18am
 
To make better use of the internet I decided to try and find city video cameras which were on our historic computer a long time ago. I found EarthCam and once again have been fascinated by the views you can obtain from famous locations all around the world. The only recommendation I would make is to calculate that it is daylight in any location you select, although, in saying that, night time views in cities can be spectacular too.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by peripatetically on 8 June 2010 2:39pm
 
It's been in the news lately that the sites on Google that show streets and neighborhoods has been an invasion of privacy. Not sure there will be a lawsuit or not. Interesting though.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by Ken Dunn on 9 June 2010 12:53am
 
There is even access to 12 of the Citylink cameras around Melbourne, each showing a snapshot of the traffic conditions at about 15 second intervals.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by Ken Dunn on 9 June 2010 11:41pm
 
They've even got cameras at the North and South Poles.

None in the Himalaya but that makes sense. (Mr P's book has plenty of Himalayan scenes.)
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by Ken Dunn on 24 June 2010 3:31pm
 
I've now set up my bookmarks so that I can see what the weather is like in Norway, Glasgow, New Zealand, Vancouver, Split, Belgium an Rio de Janeiro all within about 5 minutes.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by peripatetically on 25 June 2010 2:11am
 
I thought you had an Apple, ken. Just one push of a button and it shows you anything you want instantly once you set it up .. I only have my town, Grange, Rotherham and Melbourne. But I could add more. I also have the time and 6-day forecast. You should be able to do that if you have an iMac.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by Spursfan on 25 June 2010 7:59am
 
What!! Haven't you got Hopton, Staffordshire????

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Re: Armchair traveller. by kazzzz on 25 June 2010 1:16pm
 
Ken there's a citylink camera about 500m from my house, ill go and stand under it and wave!
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by Ken Dunn on 25 June 2010 7:54pm
 
OK, Kazzzz. I remember when I looked at the citylink cameras for Melbourne there were at least 10 of them. Which one is it?
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There are actually 12 from Flemington Road and Bolte Bridge etc.. It looks too dangerous for you to be standing about in camera shot, Kazzzz.
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The nearest webcam to me is at St Andrews golf course and as it's about 40 miles away and on the course itself. I'm afraid I couldn't easily wave to anyone from it.
 
Re: Armchair traveller. by johnnythemonkey on 26 June 2010 12:11am
 
Have you tried Google Earth Ken ? It isn't 'live' but I think you would enjoy it.
 
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