The google earth coverage of Macclesfield seems to have considerably improved. Here was a corner of the town back in 2005 and below is a (far more zoomed in) picture of the same area now (or at least when the picture was taken!).
I was also amused by this picture of a ferry across the Seine
The ferry is quite clearly visible, however there's a ghost image of the same ferry on the other side of the river, not sure why it is so much fainter, when they stiched together tha patchwork!