groningen class of 2005/6 – look what i just found!

i’m having a hard time keeping my focus today, because paulo discovered something completely and totally awesome: GOOGLE MAPS HAS STREET VIEW IN THE NETHERLANDS*!! :D

sounds random, but if you, like me, have spent some time abroad, the temptation of checking out all the familiar places is irresistible and very likely to send you on a nostalgic roller-coaster all day long. for my groningen peeps, here are some familiar sights. i’m sure some of these will make you go awwwwww as well :)


our student house, in van houtenlaan, the first place i checked for :) it looks the same and i can almost see my room here…


the albert heijn we used to go to!


mamma mini, my favourite thrift store!! how i’ve missed you!


the zernikeborg!


the gasunie building where i used to work!



grote markt, vismarkt, sally o’brien… *happy sigh*

oh, the nostalgia of happy times with friends in all of these places… and now if you excuse me, i’m going to peruse the other million spots in this beautiful city…

(*well not in the whole of the netherlands – just amsterdam, rotterdam.. and groningen!)


4 comments to “groningen class of 2005/6 – look what i just found!”

  • Nathalie says:

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!! Mikko and I just spent the last minutes going through this pictures and fighting over the location’s names :D I can understand how you spent hours on this, it’s so much memories, and so good ones…

    By the way, when do we meet next ? ;)

  • Daniel says:

    I said it before (yesterday) and I say it again, Google Street Map is a killer app.

    In addition to the memory lane tours, it’s great to visit places where you’d like to go next. I’ve virtually toured parts of Japan and Australia, looking for my next holiday destination :) It’s awesome.

  • Andre Ribeirinho says:

    I used it to do the same thing for London. :) It’s incredible to be able to navigate a city you know and see it so perfectly from hundreds of km away!

  • Bas says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog (through Curating Cuteness) I am moving to Groningen to study this month! I am from South Africa. I love the way you write, and now I’m even more excited for my adventure. Bas x

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