Then and now via Google Street View

The other day I was trawling through Google Street View imagery while researching a future blog post, when I discovered something I had almost forgotten about – Google Street View now supports the ‘time’ dimension.

At first I was looking at the most up to date imagery of the address – from May 2013.

KFC restaurant - Cnr High Street & Carool Road, Ashburton, Victoria

I was able to step back in time to November 2009, where I found an abandoned KFC restaurant with a ‘For Sale’ sign out the front.

KFC restaurant - Cnr High Street & Carool Road, Ashburton, Victoria

And by stepping back further to January 2008, the KFC store was still open for business, selling greasy chicken.

KFC restaurant - Cnr High Street & Carool Road, Ashburton, Victoria

As for why I was chasing up KFC restaurants on Google Street View, you can find the end results in my post on closed down KFC stores of Melbourne.

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