Is This You? Google Street View!


We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map to find people to draw.

I love it, there’s an endless selection of people and places to draw, each a single moment in time. A conversation. A walk with friends. A meal outdoors. A fight. A kiss. A fall. One day a cold day, another one sunny. In fact, when I drew the old Lady on Via Calzoleria, it was Winter. Then when I panned down to Via Rizzoli, 50 meters away, the season had changed to Summer. Have a look yourself, see if you can find the people I found and sketched. Maybe it’s even you? Give me the names of towns and streets which are familiar to you and maybe I can sketch those too.Berkeley Square London New Quay Road Whitby Via Calderini, Bologna Via Calzolerie,Bologna 2 Via Calzolerie,Bologna

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About Mark Hodgson

Designer and creative professional based in Jutland, Denmark

5 comments

  1. Fiona.q

    really?! you can google street to draw people live??? hah, man, im right now in switzerland… can you find me to take a portrait? 😀

  2. poppytump

    Such a novel idea Lol … people walking about not knowing they are being transformed here onto your blog in sketches .. love it 🙂

    • Hi Poppy many thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes there is something a bit strange and yet fascinating about all those thousands if not millions of people photographed for the world unknowingly. Endless inspiration for me!

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