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Looking at scenic roads, I think it would be quite interesting to know when the Google Streetview took the particular photo. In the linked example, it would give me an impression of possible snow conditions in a particular place at a certain time of the year.

Is it possible to find out the (approximate) date for which this scene was taken? If yes, how?

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There is a small little text saying "Image Date: March 2011" at the bottom of the street view (from the link you provided), though I can't confirm that it refers to the date the Street View image was taken, but its quite likely the case as there isn't any other images that it can refer to.

Hope this helps in getting an approximate date of when the image is taken, and it seems fairly accurate.

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Google says you can't.

From Google Support:

How can I tell when a specific image was taken?

Street View doesn't currently provide information about when an image was taken. We've heard from you in our forum that this information would be useful to have, and we'll keep that in mind as we continue to develop Street View.

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Interesting contrast between this answer and the other one. –  gerrit Dec 19 '12 at 10:20
Apparently Google's support pages aren't keeping up with new features. –  Al E. Dec 19 '12 at 14:23
Yep, I believe that Google Street View was updated to contain the new imagery date, but the help pages are the last on their list to update. –  Hydra Dec 19 '12 at 15:00
Apparently they were added late in 2011. seroundtable.com/google-maps-images-dated-14728.html –  Al E. Dec 19 '12 at 15:06

In street view, go to a site that has a marquee that gives the date, maybe a bank or gas station.

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This won't help to find the date of a "particular photo". It's unlikely that "a bank or gas station" will be located nearby. –  w3d Dec 22 '13 at 17:08

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