Welcome to the (Baltimore) Jungle

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Hampden jungle

Ever wondered what Baltimore would look like if we had more green space? Like, a LOT more green space? I’m really into this new Google Maps hack by Swedish developer Einar Öberg, which tweaks standard Google Street View by adding lots of vines, bushes, and general greenery. The overall effect is weirdly compelling, like a glimpse of what the city might look like if all the people moved out and the plants took over. (If you can’t tell, the photo above is a jungle-fied version of Hampden’s 36th Street.)

To see what your own neighborhood/workplace/favorite cafe would look like if it were covered in plants, check out Urban Jungle. But be forewarned; Google likes to shut down these fun experiments, so make sure to explore the Baltimore Jungle while you still can!

Jungle Inner Harbor
Jungle Inner Harbor

 

Jungle BMA
Jungle BMA

(h/t The Atlantic Cities)



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