Some of the most iconic album covers in music history were taken on ordinary streets in front of plain, average buildings.

New York and London have both been popular locations for album art over the years, and luckily you can visit both cities without having to leave your home.

Google Street View will show you exactly how these locations look today.

Some of them look astonishingly different from how they appeared on the covers of albums you may remember from your childhood.

'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' By David Bowie

Released in 1972, "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars" is a concept album by David Bowie loosely based on the life of a fictional rock star. It peaked at No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 75 in the U.S. Billboard Charts. 

It was filmed on this street in London

The cover art for Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album was filmed at 23 Heddon St., a small side-street in London. Here's what it looks like today according to Google Street View. 

'Abbey Road' by The Beatles

This is perhaps one of the most iconic album covers in history. It was The Beatles' 11th studio album and contained some of the band's biggest hits such as "Come Together" and "Something." 

Here's where that album cover was shot ...

The cover for "Abbey Road," appropriately named after the studio in which it was recorded, was photographed right outside the studio in London. Here's how it looks today. 

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