Google Maps users blast group of pals for their ‘shenanigans’ in a paddling pool
8th September 2020

Google Maps is used for many things.

It's the perfect tool for exploring far-flung destinations from the comfort of your home.

And the street view app is also used for catching people out.

Recently, one photo was snapped and shared on Reddit which caused quite a bit of controversy.

In the scene, a group of anonymous people can be seen hanging out together in a blow-up paddling pool.

But the ordinary image caused quite a stir with many online users expressing their concerns over the photo.

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Looking at the markings on the ground, it looks as though the pool has been set up in a car park.

It is believed the image was taken in Leiden, a city in the south of the Netherlands.

According to one Reddit user, the car park is situated outside of a university fraternity.

And the group of pals can be seen sitting together enjoying a couple of beers in the sun.

But what really got people talking on Reddit was what the group of friends were doing.

One user wrote on the open forum: "The real question is since its copyright [in] 2020.

"Was it taken in 2020 because that isn't no 1.5m/6 feet."

It seems as though the lack of social distancing among the group is what caused a stir.

Luckily, there are some answers.

Based on the copyright data provided by Google Maps, one user identified the image as being taken before Covid-19, reports Express.

The person said: "Since the address is in the picture I went there.

"The photo was taken in July 2018, as you can see in the bottom right."

With the social distancing fears aside, others found humour in the Google Maps image.

One said: "Real-life shenanigans right there."

Another added: "I'll bet no one got out to take a leak. Wildplassen!"

While a third commented: "Student city confirmed."

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