Classic Album Covers Overlaid Onto Their Current-Day Environment in Street View

Abbey Road by the Beatles

Abbey Road by the Beatles

The Guardian has put together an insightful collection of images created by overlaying album covers from times past onto current-day Google Street View locations of the places those album cover photographs were taken.

Everybody from The Beatles to Eminem make their way into the collection, and it’s quite interesting to see the contrast between when the photos were originally taken and what those spots look like now.

Take a look at some of our favorites below:


Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys


Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival


Moving Pictures by Rush


The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan


Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin


The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem


Animals by Pink Floyd

Head over to The Guardian to see the whole creative collection of images, and if you’re feeling creative yourself, hunt down some locations on Street View and drop a few creations of your own in the comments!

Classic Album Covers in Google Street View — In Pictures [The Guardian]

Image credits: Images by The Guardian

  • Jake

    Bonus points to whoever can find the original Joshua Tree.

  • Laura Cosme

    til I
    looked at the receipt for $5432 , I accept that…my… cousin had been
    truley bringing home money part-time on there computar. . there aunts
    neighbour had bean doing this for only about 1 year and just paid for the
    mortgage on their home and purchased BMW M3 . read more

  • Sinan Ceylan

    Rush’s “moving pictures” is still one of my fave’s.

  • Mark Wheadon

    Absolutely! A great album. There’s just something about it…

  • Jake

    That makes me both sad and happy at the same time.

  • R.S.

    I wish the links to the maps worked :-(

  • Doug Little

    The Rush Moving Pictures image is incorrect. The actual place where the photo was taken is Old Toronto City Hall. .