This seems like a good candidate for human geography and mass comm news -- A9.com (Amazon's search/infodump arm) is now serving up photos with their Yellow Pages listings. They're launching the service with coverage of ten cities and over 20,000,000 pictures. You can also virtually "walk" up and down the block, moving from one business's storefront to the next to get a sense of how to find what you're looking for. As an example, I spent about $25 on three terrible drinks at this Manhattan bar last summer, but looking at this picture is the first time I've seen it in daylight. They've got details on how they did it.
[Via Metafilter and kottke.org.]