(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)
Google Street View hides a lot of buried treasure of gorgeous interactive panoramas of places captured by the Street View cameras — website Secret Door lets you in.
It used to be just a cool mapping tool to check that you were standing outside the right address, but Google's Street View didn't take long to expand off the roads.
Combined with Photo Spheres — that is, the Android project that lets users upload their own experiences to Street View in panorama form — there is a lot of Google's hidden world to explore from the comfort of your home.
But you might not be able to find it all. Cue Secret Door: a website that opens a door to a random interactive panorama from the Street View collections. It really brings a sense of both magic and childlike discovery to Street View discovery — like Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree, you're never entirely sure what land you are going to end up in.
We're holding out for The Land of Do-As-You-Please.
Try it out below, or visit the website here.