Melbourne, Victoria, AU
This place is special to me because it describes my journey of relocating to a new city after living in my home country for 27 long years. The initial challenges and explorations are what this illustrated map is all about!
I and my partner [whom I call "Bunny" and is depicted as one here ;)] arrived in Melbourne in mid-year 2019. Melbourne being voted as one of the best cities to live in the world, we were very excited to discover the new city and somehow we managed to have a fair bit of it in the initial few months; from watching a footy game at the Marvel Stadium, watching penguins at the St. Kilda Pier to seeing KAWS at the National Gallery of Victoria. The crucial part was to find a place we could call our "Home", but after hopping from my sister's place to an interim Airbnb location and finally after a month finding our own house was a journey worth documenting. We were exposed to many different areas of Melbourne during the house-hunt in just one month of our arrival and eventually ended up exploring very interesting places and having some amazing experiences on our way.
After a few months, all I can say is - " Melbourne took my heart! "
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
The east side of Amsterdam's harbour, behind the Central Station, has become THE place to be, with cafe's, restaurants & clubs suddenly appearing all over the place. Many tourists will not know all these places. Included in the map are all the addresses! Although most places are to be found on the internet - now you can jump in a taxi with the address and go have fun!!
I based the composition on two main features of the city: a map of the 'T' line (the rail network) and the 'Freedom Trail' (a red brick path around the city). My aim was to capture the fun and variety within this history-rich place and the variety of colours offered by the green parks, brick buildings and harbour.
I know that Labin is not famous or big, but it's very quaint and historical small place...and it's my hometown! If you ever come visit this place It'll be my joy to give you a guided tour and tell you all about the legends and stories of this town :D
I trekked this circuit last year and was blown away by all the different views I encountered. I especially liked the hand painted trucks that belched out clouds of smoke as they weaved amongst the goats and struggled up the Himalayan roads.
From the palace the streets go out like rays through the houses and the huge forest- that is why Karlsruhe is also called "the fan city". The sights are from 18th century onwards. It's a little piece of heaven where you can be in touch with nature, feel like royalty in the royal garden, and still be in a very contemporary city.