I have to admit i love maps, and I found a blog that features maps (there are many of them I am told)
You can spend hours exploring strangemaps.
I decided to look around to see if I have any strange maps around the house.
One I found was a map to all the Gentleman’s Clubs in London. I suppose there are still lots of Gentleman’s Clubs, but don’t know if this map would be much help.
Looking around, I found a few maps in old travel books I have. My favorite are the pull out maps of the mountain views in Switzerland, still good to use today!
then there is this old ad very travel by railway…
I have a feeling that this old map of Milan is not correct, as it was was pre-WWII.
it was fun to look around the house and see if I did have any maps still around. The days of the GPS has doomed maps, but while I enjoy maps the one thing I still do not enjoy is trying to fold them back into the shape from which you unfolded them.
One map I did manage to refold, is this one from Glasgow. It was very helpful, even though I was at the time very familiar with Glasgow. I tended to get lost on side streets and needed to find my way back to the train station.
That was a problem never solved by map makers (I’m sure they never had any problem refolding a map) but while my GPS may run out of battery life, I never had to stuff a poorly folded map back in my glove compartment. By the way, I actually do keep gloves in my glove compartment. In Fall it is often cold enough to need gloves in the morning, but by afternoon it is too warm for gloves. I pop them into the glove compartment, where we used to store maps! I end up with about 6 pairs there before I clear them out. But once again the glove box is being used for it’s intended purpose!
- On Viewing the Flattened Past (dabrownstein.wordpress.com)
- Stay Safe During Summer Travels with a Well-stocked Glove Compartment (hyundaiofgoderich.wordpress.com)
- Art: Jerry Gretzinger has spent 50 years creating a map of an alternate world (itsnicethat.com)
- How to Organize Your Glove Compartment in 15 Minutes for Under $5 (creativeorganizing.typepad.com)