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29 August 2013 @ 10:37 pm
30 Days of Blogging - Day Nine. Changing your perceptions.  
I love this map. Apologies for the not-very-good photo; it's in an awkward position to photograph. Every time I look at this it shakes me up a little.

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(also apologies for the borked html on yesterday's entry; it previewed perfectly so I've no idea what went wrong and can't work out how to fix it!)
 
 
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moonlightmead on September 2nd, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, what an excellent map!

I like maps, and yes, they show us lots about ourselves as well as about our world. The upside-down map, the 'by riches' map, the medieval 'Jerusalem at the centre of the world' map...

The first time I went to Tate Modern, the temporary exhibition was of artwork to do with maps. I *loved* it. One that I particularly remember was a colossal representation of Great Britain made out of Ordnance Survey maps. The outline of Britain was okay, but as you got close to it, you found that all the maps were in the wrong places so that all the placenames were somewhere else. A piece of East Anglia would be used to represent the Yorkshire coast, for example, or Birmingham placenames were scattered all over Cornwall.

It has stuck in my mind ever since.

miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on September 3rd, 2013 11:49 am (UTC)
That would be a fascinating map! It would be quite fun, too, to work out where different towns ended up.