Google Street View mapping service will now show the pictures of Bletchley Park captured by its 360- degree camera clubbed over the trike. Bletchley Park is a codebreaking centre which was once used by men, women and machines deciphering Nazi codes during World War II. Though the enormous contribution of this site in the war was not recognized till 1980s, it remained the central hub for the code breakers and has achieved remarkable place in the history and resent of the country. The images are of this historic computing spot and several huts that were built once to shelter the people decoding the codes. The purpose behind using a trike for capturing the images was the ease in access the locations at the site where taking a car would not be a handy or apt option. The trike is nothing but a simple tricycle with the camera on it.
Sooner or later you can see these images on the Google Street View Special Collect gallery which is basically fanatical to renowned historical monuments, and structures, landmarks, city centers, sport stadiums and other off the mark place of the world. On addition of Bletchley Park to the gallery, Google said that in this way, viewers from every nook and corner of the world will come to know about this remarkable historical site in Britain which made its crucial contribution for the country in the World War II. This step is not only to generate awareness but also as fund raiser of the restoration of the site.
Along with Bletchley Park where the Enigma Code was deciphered, other spots that made through the Special gallery are Stonehenge, the Palace of Versailles, Prague city centre and Pompeii. All these are the Unesco World Heritage spots and are now available at Google Street View. These sites have limited or no access so this special effort by Google will help people see the insight of these places on the screen.
As an initiative by government for protecting the historical spots of the country, Bletchley was given 250,000 Euros in March 2010 for the repair of these buildings from their poor state. Even Google donated $100,000 to secure Bletchley Park. Currently, Bletchley Park is the National Museum of Computing of Britain which is also a house of the atypical collection of offprints of published works of Alan Turing now.