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French Ski Shop Makes Excellent Use of Google Maps’ Business Photos Feature



You may or may not know this, but Google Maps offers a Business Photos feature through which the search giant allows “Google trusted photographers” to provide street view tours of business establishments. That way, you can browse the local camera shop’s selection before you ever actually go in.

But a small ski shop in France made headlines a couple of weeks ago by putting the feature to hilariously creative use. The store is Krakatoa in southern France, and when you tour their establishment, you’ll find some very interesting things are going on in that store.

The buzz started when street view users discovered a picture of a couple’s feet that indicated they were being less than proper in a dressing room. Upon further investigation, however, The Verge found that all sorts or tomfoolery was going on at this store while Google’s trusted photographer was doing his or her thing.

Here are some screen shots we got while browsing the store ourselves:






Don’t take our word for it though, check it out for yourself. The photos seem to have been taken in November of 2012, and until/unless Google decides to take them down, you can browse the store and find everything from mountain bikers going down stairs to what we can only properly describe as “shopping card shenanigans.”

You can browse the store using the embedded street view widget below. So have at it and be sure to let us know if we missed anything.

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(via The Verge)