Google Street View adds some park life

"I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the Google Street View trike."

Not an actual lyric from Blur's 90s classic, but we're sure it would have been had Damon Albarn been born 15 years or so later than he was.

And that's because the Big G has gone off-road to bring us its latest Street View escapade - this time into some of the world's green and pleasant lands. That's right, we're talking parks. Six of them in fact, spanning three continents.

Google's Street View trike has been travelling the globe over the last year and Google has now made the park pictures available, making it possible to explore the city parks without ever leaving your house. Not what God intended most likely, but still cool nonetheless.

"Whether you’re planning a trip to a park around the block or around the world, you’ll now find more parks showing up in Street View," said Ryan Falor, product manager for Street View.

"Over the past year, the Street View team, equipped with the Street View trike, travelled to 22 different countries to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful and unique parks. Starting today, you can explore the couple hundred new special collections we’ve added by visiting our gallery."

The Parks of the World gallery sits alongside the other off-road Google Street View exploits such as Hawaii Beaches and World Landmarks and even includes a London park - Kensington Gardens.

The other parks on offer are Liberty Park and the High Line Park in New York, Konganei Park in Tokyo, Knuthenborg Safari Park in Denmark and Casa de Campo Parque in Madrid.