Nasr Bitar took a selfie when a Google Street View car drove behind him last fall, and recently he found a photo of himself taking the selfie on Google Street View.
“I was driving home when I saw the Google car drive towards me,” he tells us. “I had never seen one before, and it took me a few minutes to realize that it is the Google car and it was my time to shine.”
Bitar began to follow the camera car through the city of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, without any specific plan in mind, but soon he realized that there was a pattern in the way the car was driving up and down the neighborhood streets.
“It was turning into every crescent only to come back out on the main road,” Bitar says.
So, he parked his car on one end of a neighborhood, waited until the Google car exited through that road, and snapped a selfie at the exact moment the car rolled past.
This past week, Bitar was using Google Maps to find his way to a friend’s house when he realized that the maps photos had been updated. He then checked the intersection where he had taken his selfie, and there it was: the car’s photo of Bitar taking a photo of it.
P.S. Brownie points to anyone who can find Bitar’s photo in Street View’s imagery of Mississauga.