Google "Impressionist Street View"
Check this out:
Vincent Van Google: Artist uses Street View website to travel the world virtually
For the past year wannabe globe-trotter Bill Guffey, 45, has spent hundreds of hours traveling thousands of virtual miles to visit places he feels he will never get to see in person.
But using the internet giant's mapping tool, with which web-surfers can visit locations across the globe, Bill, from Kentucky in the U.S. has been able to capture iconic landscapes far from home.
Read all about it HERE! I would think this is a handy concept for any artist... want to know what a street in Singapore really looks like? Google Map it! Want to travel the back streets of Moscow? Google Map it! Quite the handy artist's reference tool!