A few years ago we had a visit from the Google Street View trike and a year later the imagery was published. Quite a lot has changed on campus since then: the Hub, under construction in Autumn 2010 is now a hive of activity; BioSciences has had a growth spurt and (more than!) a lick of paint; and the entire Eastern Campus including Creative Edge, brand new halls and a lake (with a beach!) have sprung up from nowhere! So last summer we figured our Beautiful Campus could do with another visit from Google and booked them in for Freshers Week last September. The new imagery is now live on Google Maps so take a look around.
Here’s a few of my highlights but leave a comment if you find something interesting!
Eastern Campus Beach
Crossing the bridge
This time the man from Google came with a Street View Trekker instead of the trike so was able to get to even more places!
The new and the old
How many can you find?!
Down the stairs
Wouldn’t be Edge Hill without a few ducks!
Rain forest or rock garden?
The 2010 imagery hasn’t been completely replaced so there’s a few places where they visited originally that haven’t changed including this shot from behind the swimming pool.
Most of the campus was covered today in just an hour or so but it’ll be somewhere between a couple of weeks and six months until it’s live on the website. Until then you can check out a (very) short video of the trike on campus: