Wednesday, June 01, 2011
ABC Wednesday: T is for
Tan Yard Brow & A Google Streetview Car
Tan Yard Brow in the East End of Manchester used to be an ancient North-South route, but nowadays it is a badly made up road. Some weeks ago I was walking down Tan Yard Brow when a Google car passed by filming for Streetview.
It had to crawl along as due to the state of the pavement and roadworks along one side pedestrians were forced to walk in the roadway. That gave me plenty of time in which to photograph the car. Tan Yard Brow is blocked off to vehicular traffic just around the bend where the road crosses the Gore Brook. In this direction it has long been restricted in order to prevent the route being used as a "rat run".
The Google car had to turn round at the bottom and here we see it turning left into Hyde Road. Right turns are not allowed due to the traffic jams it would cause near the busy junction by Debdale Park.
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