This www.everyscape.com site will let you visit again. They drive a vehicle with a camera down most streets. You drag the view of the map over with your curser, click on where you want to drive, then hit an arrow. When you stop, you can pan all around and see the houses, buildings, well known places in detail. I lived in Boston for over six years and the last time I was back was in 1986. I was curious to see the places I'd lived. Where they still there? Had they changed?
This first photo is on Corey Road where I lived with my first husband while he attended law school. I commuted an hour out of the city to work. We lived on the bottom of this duplex. I'm loading two views. One shows the road leading up to it and it's the first duplex to the right of the photo. The second is a front on view as I panned the camera around. That door to the right was our entrance and the front windows were off of the living room.
From there, I located Upcrest Road where I lived in the commune. In 1986 it was still painted yellow with green shutters and a big tree out front. Now it's white. One view shows the commune to the leading right and the wall at the dead-end top of the street. The other views show the commune. The upstairs far right two windows were r's and my bedroom. The two in the middle were off of a common area. In warm weather we sat on that upstairs patio. I still have a photo taken on my birthday leaning against the railing. Those stairs were treacherous in winter!! And I won't even get into shoveling my VW Beetle out of the snow before dawn some mornings.
Boston, it was good to see you again!