Google released new images on Google Maps (Street View) to honor a Brazilian tradition that is repeated every four years, when residents from various corners of the country come together to decorate its streets, in an explosion of colors that celebrate the national passion for football. Starting today, fans from all over the world will be able to see these streets painted in the colors of Brazil and decorated with themes related to football.
Will it be possible to visit, for example, Code of Conduct, in Rio de Janeiro, whose community has been organizing to paint the place since the 1986 World Cup and, this year, decorated more than 200 meters of street. Or else the Rua Padre Agostinho Poncet, in Sao Paulo.
In addition to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, we capture images of decorated streets in other Brazilian cities such as Belo Horizonte, Cuiabá, Salvador, Natal and Manaus. All can be checked in one special gallery available on Google Maps Views. Best of all, users can contribute and add their own photos to Google Maps using technology photo sphere, available on Android phones (the app can be downloaded on here).
Google Maps now also shows the images of the interior of all 12 stadiums that will host World Cup matches. Supporters will be able to take a virtual tour and learn details of the Maracana (Rio de Janeiro), Sao Paulo Arena (Sao Paulo), Mineirão (Belo Horizonte), Mané Garrincha National Stadium (Brasilia), Pernambuco Arena (Recife), Arena Fonte Nova (Savior), Arena das Dunas (Christmas), Arena da Baixada (Curitiba), Castellan (Fortress), Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre), Pantanal Arena (Cuiabá) and Amazon Arena (Manaus).
It is possible to stroll the lawn, stay in the center of the field and have a 360º view of all the stadiums. In addition, you can also walk through the stands and imagine what it is like to be sitting there, watching the games and vibrating with each dribble, celebrating each goal.