Chicago, Illinois, US
This map uses an aerial view of Chicago to capture as much of the architecture in the Loop and around Grant Park as possible. Over 250 buildings, streets, sculptures, parks and landmarks are represented in this illustration.
Northfield, IL, United States
My family has been vacationing in Michiana for one week in August every year since I was very little. We spend most of our time on the beach reading and searching for beach treasures. It is the most relaxing week of summer and I look forward to it every year. It will always hold a place in my heart and I hope in the future to continue this tradition when I start my own family.
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This is a map of some of the buildings that house bee hives on their roof tops. There are many more and bees are thriving in cities around the world. Many restaurants in cities are now making rooftop gardens and creating safe feeding stations for bees and insects, creating bee hotels and placing hives to use their own honey.
This is a map of our local music festival. It takes place every year in mid July and is located on the Gurten, our local mountain. You get to the festival by taking a small rack railway or by hiking the 3.6 km and 300 altitude difference.
Esse mapa é um recorte do painel de 380cm x 210cm, que fiz para a fachada oeste da Banca da Conceição. Na verdade, a banca é uma pequena e adorável loja que vende livros e trabalhos de artistas da cidade. Está localizada na superquadra 308 Sul, considerada quadra modelo de Brasília, com projeto urbanístico do arquiteto Lúcio Costa e paisagismo de Burle Marx. Também compõe o projeto da quadra, entre outros, a igreja de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, mais conhecida pelos brasilienses como Igrejinha, que foi projetada pelo arquiteto Oscar Niemeyer e tem as paredes externas revestidas com azulejos do artista Athos Bulcão.
Portanto, se você for a Brasília e quiser conhecer um pouco mais da história e da arquitetura da cidade, não deixe de visitar a Igrejinha, a 308 Sul e a Banca da Conceição!
This map is a sample taken from the 380cm x 210cm panel, which I made for the Banca da Conceição. This place is a small and lovely store that sells books and local artists' works. It is located in the superquadra 308 Sul, which is considered a model city quarter in Brasília, with an urbanistic project by the architect Lúcio Costa and landscaping by Burle Marx. Also included in the project are the church of Nossa Senhora de Fátima, better known by the brasilienses as Igrejinha, which was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and has the external walls covered with tiles by the artist Athos Bulcão.
So if you go to Brasilia and want to know a little more about the history and architecture of the city, do not forget to visit the igrejinha, the 308 sul and the Banca da Conceição!