:: A man wandering near the entrance to a strip club.
:: A possible drug transaction in progress.
:: A pedestrian caught in mid-sneeze.
:: A person trying to scale a locked gate in what could be a break-in - or a case of a lost key.
:: A man in the act of picking his nose while walking on the pavement.
:: Two bikni-clad women sunbaking on the lawns of Stanford University.
:: A team of Google employees posing as the van photographs them on a pavement near the Google offices.
The feature is currently only available for parts of San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver, but Google says to "expect many more city rollout announcements" in the near future.
"Our goal is to provide Street View imagery for regions throughout the world, including Australia. But we have no timetable to announce at this time," a spokesman for Google Australia said in a statement.
Although this is not the first time such technology has been made publicly available, it's the widest rollout to date. Previously, amazon.com's A9 service features street views. Microsoft's Virtual Earth service also has some street-level imagery.
Immersive Media, the Canadian company that captures, assembles and licenses many of the images, says it has a database of 100 million images covering some 48,000km of roads.
It recently signed a deal with another company to take its so-called GeoImmersive City Data project to Europe where major metropolitan areas "including downtown cores, key points of interest, major intersections and critical infrastructure" will be photographed using Immersive's patented technology.
The photos currently seen on Street View are a combination of those taken by Immersive's own fleet camera-equipped vehicles and Google's own vans.
Google says the imagery is "gathered by vehicles driving public property streets equipped with imaging technology".
In a statement released by Google, the company said it takes the issue of privacy "very seriously".
"Prior to launching Street View, we reached out to several privacy and public service organisations to discuss the new feature and solicit feedback," the statement said.
Google said it respected "the fact that people may not want imagery they feel is objectionable featured on the service" and to that end it has provided a tool to flag "inappropriate or sensitive imagery for review and removal".
The company lists objectionable imagery as includes "nudity, certain types of locations [for example, domestic violence shelters] and clearly identifiable individuals, if those individuals request takedown".
Google said it had received "very few such reports".