Isn't it amazing what google can do?! I miss the sweet, little, white trellis on the more recent photograph.
I like looking at the old homes on google too. It is indeed amazing!
Recently I viewed the old neighborhood where I grew up in Quebec, Canada on Google with my Mom who is 87. She was very helpful in picking out places that had since changed, like the school I attended. It was a lot of fun to go back with out leaving my cosy home in rural Ontario. Both my Mom and I enjoyed the little trip we took and it did not cost us any gas money or cause problems with my worry of traffic and reading the signs in French!