Who knew that, just by walking around this corner in southwest Rochester, you could be transported back in time?!?

6th St and 4th Av SW in Rochester, as it looks now. (Google Street View)
But turn the corner and you're magically taken back in time to 2007! (Google Street View)

Let me say first that I'm somewhat addicted to Google Maps. I've always loved maps, even when I was a kid, but the interactivity Google has brought about is really amazing. I use the Google Maps app all the time on my phone.

And Google Street View is equally as amazing. You can enter just about any address here in these good 'ol United States of America, and with a few key-strokes, see exactly what that place looks like.

Which is why I found it so amusing when I was checking Googe Maps and happened upon the intersection of 6th Street and 4th Avenue Southwest here in Rochester. It's the intersection where Twigs is located.

The top picture to the left shows how that intersection looks today (well, from the September of 2017, anyway), complete with Twigs way-cool patio.

However, when you navigate around the corner using Google Street View, the intersection completely changes! It takes you back in time to over a decade ago, way back to October 2007, which is well before the patio-- and Twigs-- even existed!

I guess there's not a huge need on Google Street View's part to update that block of 4th Avenue, although when you make a few clicks north, the image changes to one from 2012. Which is still outdated, but is at least a little closer to what that stretch looks like today. Either way, though, it makes for quite the time-warp-- all just for (virtually) going around the corner!

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