Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Winter solstice inspired me to make this map of 'my' Veluwe on a long and dark winter night.
National Park Hoge Veluwe is beautiful in every season, but I have to say that I'm indeed very much looking forward to longer days again! (and I'm still wishing for a bit of snow ;) )
Brooklyn, NY , US
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. The Drum Tower area is one of my favorite places in my hometown. There are thousands of little Hutongs (Beijing term for "Narrow Alleyways") which are housings, small boutiques, cafes, and -- Live music venues. Here are some of my favorite places. Beijing also has a strong tradition in Punk/Rock&Metal ;)
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I have travelled extensively in Italy during my one year stay as a grad student in design in Florence. I am back to India now but ever since i have been in love with Florence. The map of Florence is etched emotionally on my heart and mind. This is my tribute to this place which welcomed me so warmly and made me the person I am today. I will keep going back to this place throughout my life. Thank you for giving me this opportunity for paying my tribute.
The top border on my map, with the long "He. .. e. . .y" refers to the extended note that is sung at the beginning of many Gujarati folksongs (similar to yodeling.) The lower border consists of mini-versions of "rangoli" -- a design made of colored sand that is drawn on the ground before the front door of the home by Gujarati women, to welcome guests.
Ipswich is the best place to live or visit! We welcome 4 seasons with all their beauty and rage! We have coastal panoramic views. With more first period houses than any other town in the US, we are full of history and charm! Come Visit! My entry is watercolor and ink... hope you love it!
Ahmedabad, known to the locals as "Amdavad," is located in The state of Gujarat in western India. The borders of my map are inspired by the embroidery/patchwork/mirrorwork that the area is famous for, and the stick-figure people and animals are references to "Warli art" which is practised by the tribal people of western India.