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#25321

Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:52 AM Edited by NYC PATROL, 19 January 2014 - 02:53 AM.

This thread still amazes me. :cool:


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 05:46 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 19 January 2014 - 01:28 PM.



 

hello 
I came back, I was out by the studies and returned to the discoveries made asombrabe 
felizitaciones all especially wayne and fido 
 
who has the link map

 

Hey there.  Welcome back Edward.

The link to the interactive map is on the first page of the thread.

 

This one is for Mrthingus.  I knew he was looking for it a while ago.

The missing blue details made it a bit harder to find. 

 

Real life.  Space B Furnished Apartments with shops below, 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Barry's apartment building with shops below, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:16 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 19 January 2014 - 06:57 AM.

Real life.  Beauvilla Glass Designs, 1341 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  The Directors Cut Hair Salon, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 06:57 AM

Real life.  Various shops from 1327 to 1335, Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

The shops include Edge, Pamela Barish, Angela Shoe Service, Neptina, & Intelligentsia Coffee.

 

In game.  Various shops, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

The shops are Wyewig Hair Salon, Shatner Shoes, Trinculo Clothing & Wandlust.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:56 AM

Real life.  Abbot Habit Cafe with Kid Firefly clothing store & Abbot Pizza Co, 1401 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA. (reversed image)

In game  Pipe Dreams Smokers Supplies with Jane's Antique Boutique, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:13 AM

Real life.  The Perfect Piece, 1216 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Unnamed shop, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:37 AM

Real life.  Modern house, 1311 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Modern house, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

Outstanding Wayny !

So many great finds !

 

What about the building on the right in the following pics?

Looks like a match right ?

Maybe you've already found it and haven't put it on the map yet.

 

Real life.  The Perfect Piece, 1216 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Unnamed shop, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:51 PM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 20 January 2014 - 09:02 AM.



 

Outstanding Wayny !

So many great finds !

 

What about the building on the right in the following pics?

Looks like a match right ?

Maybe you've already found it and haven't put it on the map yet.

 



Real life.  The Perfect Piece, 1216 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Unnamed shop, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

It is a match.  Haven't had a chance to post it yet.

Still got another 2 or 3 to put on the map, and another 4 or 5 to post on this thread.

It's been a great little street already, but there could be a couple more.  Need to go through again & have a closer look at the little details etc.

 

Edit.  Here's the building next door.

Real life.  Modern house, 1214 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Modern house, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:40 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 20 January 2014 - 10:43 AM.

Sorry for the delay in posting the latest finds.  Real life seems to be getting in the way of GTA life.  :lol:

 

Real life.  FEED Body & Soul, 1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game 1.  Prawn Vivant, Bay City Ave & Imagination Ct, Vespucci. 

In game 2.  Oldie But Goodie Antiques, Magellan Ave & conquistador St, Vespucci.  (modified)

 

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The antique shop has been heavily modified.  The orientation, colour & main sign are different, plus the awnings & an extra window have been added.

If the prawn shop wasn't in the game to compare it with, it would've been almost impossible to match it with the real life shop.

If you walk up & look under the front awning, the doorframe still has the same square sections as the prawn shop & real life shop.

 

Edit.  Forgot the map.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:12 PM

Real life.  Hal's Bar & Grill, 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  The Split Kipper Restaurant, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

Real life 1.  Casalinda Mexican Grill, 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA. 

In game 1.  Surfries Cafe, Bay City Ave & Conquistador St, Vespucci. (yellow awnings)

 

Real life 2.  Euphoria Hair Salon & Just Tantau, 1351 & 1353 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game 2.  Vespucci Book Store, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.  (red awnings)

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

Real life.  Moon Studios, 1327 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game 1.  Smokies & unnamed shop, Bay City Ave & Cortes St, Vespucci.

in game 2.  Beach Combover Barbers, Magellan Ave, Vespucci.  (modified)

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

Sorry for the sh*tty real life image.  The only decent front-on photo was way overexposed.  I had to play around with the colours & hues etc.  It does the job though.

Real life.  Mollusk Surf Shop, Seed Health Food Restaurant, Subway, McDaniel Lambert Inc, 1600 to 1608 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA.

In game.  Crucial Fix, Lombank, Big V Surf Shop, Pony & Trapp Accountants, 22 Goma St, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

Real life.  Davy Jones Liquor Locker, 63 Navy St, Venice, CA.

In game.  Giovanni's Italian Restaurant, Bay City Ave & Sandcastle Way, Del Perro.

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

Okay even though this thread is basically being kept alive by Kerr, I'm gad he's doing it. Thank you, Kerr and keep it up please! It's very interesting to see how much of LA really got put into this game in such a subtle manner.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

Thanks sibs44.

I'm glad you & hopefully some others enjoy viewing the finds.  

This thread has been absolutely amazing for over 2 years now.  To be honest, I'm surprised it's still going, but even if nobody else was viewing the thread, I'd still keep doing it, just because I enjoy it. 

I like the challenge plus I do most of my searching while I'm supposed to be working, so I sort of get paid for it.   :D

It's also great to see some really interesting parts of LA, even if it's only on Google streetview.

 

 

This could be the last find from Abbot Kinney Blvd.  That little stretch of road gave us about 15 dots on the interactive map.  There could be a couple more tricky ones left to spot though.

 

Real life.  French 50's & 60's (furniture or clothing), 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA.

In game.  Seagrass Herbals, Magellan Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

That's seriously amazing Wayny.

I thought I was good at spotting buildings but you are way more than that.

You're like a Jedi Master Building Spotter.

You're THAT good.

And what even more awesome is that you make me want to keep searching for new buildings to find.

I've been kinda out of it for a while but like you, I like the challenge and it's also a pleasure to explore Los Angeles in search of all these buildings.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

Found one :D

 

Real : Ocean Lodge Hotel, 1667 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA

GTA V : Crown Jewels Motel, Bay City Ave, Del Perro

 

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:28 PM

Nice find.

haha...that motel was next on my list to look for.  

The one next door (to the right) in the game might be in the same area too.  It's also quite distinctive looking.

 

Glad you've re-found the desire to keep searching.  It can get a bit tedious at times, but when you start to find some new buildings it motivates you to look for more.

A while back when I was searching out in the country side & deserts, I lost a bit of interest & felt like I should be doing other things with my time.  I'm sure I'll feel like that again when things start to dry up in the suburbs too.

 

The main thing I've learnt is, you've really gotta know what you are looking for.  You've got to study & get really familiar with the in-game buildings from a specific area first, then go looking.  Otherwise you end up spending way too much time aimlessly wandering around in Googleland.

 

Keep it up mate.   :^:

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

I've been following this topic for a little while and I gotta say I'm impressed of the amount of buildings you guys found, especially Wayne Kerr and Fido_le_muet. But why aren't you guys editing your posts to add finds? I always get like 12 notifications and it's all on this topic.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:34 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 21 January 2014 - 01:32 PM.

This building was being fumigated when the Google car went through the Venice area.  That makes things a bit harder for us.  :lol:

 

Real life.  Horizon Suites, 15 Horizon Ave, Venice, CA.

In game.  Apartment suites, Magellan Ave & Melanoma St, Vespucci.

 

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Edit.  @ LibertyKing

I follow a couple of other threads but don't get any notifications.  Maybe it's something you could fiddle around with in the notification options/settings.

 

Edit 2.  Here is a duplicate apartment building at Magellan Ave & Vitus St, Vespucci.  

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:58 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 21 January 2014 - 05:00 AM.

Real life.  The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2901 Main St, Santa Monica.

In game.  Cool Beans Coffee Shop, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Real life.  Sam's Bagels, 2905 Main St, Santa Monica.

In game.  Dickies Bagels, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:02 AM

Sometimes I can't tell which one is the real one!

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:15 AM

One more.  

Real life.  Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St, Santa Monica.

In game.  Lettuce Be Vegetarian Cuisine, Bay City Ave, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:32 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 21 January 2014 - 10:36 AM.

One more, again.  :lol:

Real life.  L & K Food Market, 2127 Main St, Santa Monica.

in game.  A & R Food Market, Magellan Ave & Vespucci Blvd, Vespucci.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:56 PM

These two liquor stores are just like the prawn shop & antique shop from a few posts ago.

If the first one wasn't in the game for comparison, I don't think any of us would have matched the second one to the real life building. 

 

Who knows how many other modified in game buildings have gone or will go unmatched.  It only takes a couple of significant changes to make us dismiss them altogether.

 

Real life.  Star Liquor, 1929 Main St, Santa Monica.

In game 1.  Steamboat Beers Liquor Store, Palomino Ave & Magellan Ave, Vespucci.

In game 2.  Vespucci Liquor Market, Palomino Ave, Vespucci.  (modified)

 

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:19 PM

Things are starting to dry up a bit.  We've found most of the "easy" & obvious ones.  

The harder ones are going to take a lot more time & patience I think.

Got 1 new find & 1 duplicate though.  

 

Real life.  Jerry's Famous Deli, 10925 Weyburn Ave, Westwood.  (lower level only)

In game.  Dickies Bagels & Deli, Morningwood Blvd, Morningwood.

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Real life.  Vacant shop, 505 East Compton Blvd, Compton.

In game.  Vacant shop, Morningwood Blvd, Morningwood.  (also in South Los Santos)

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:59 AM

This building was being fumigated when the Google car went through the Venice area.  That makes things a bit harder for us.  :lol:

 

Real life.  Horizon Suites, 15 Horizon Ave, Venice, CA.

In game.  Apartment suites, Magellan Ave & Melanoma St, Vespucci.

 

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