We've all used Google Street View to look at photos of our home. Hopefully, the Google cars passed by on a day when our front lawns were presentable.
But did you know that you can use this same feature to look at old photos of locations all over the world? Use Google Street View to get a blast from the past! You can look back as far as 2007.
First, go to Google Maps, type the location's name or address in the search bar in the top left corner and hit "Search." Then in the bottom right corner, click the "Show Imagery" icons and select the "Street View" picture. Once the image loads, you will see a black box in the top-left corner. There is a month and year timestamp next to a clock, click that to select a different month and year to view.
Google's official blog says they're trying to create a "digital time capsule of the world." This feature was released in 2014 but not every photographed location has images from the past. Even still, this is pretty interesting. You will probably get more results if you search landmarks and public places instead of private residences.
The Komando headquarters is among the places you can view. Our staff relocated to our current location during the summer of 2015. Before then, a few different tenants shared the building.
But don't just look at the past, you can also go on a virtual tour of some of the most beautiful places in the world. For starters, look at our list of 10 amazing places you can visit with Google Maps' Street View. Their website also has a page full of suggestions.