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 map captures the unique architecture and lifestyle vibe of the very hip L.A. community of Playa Vista, California. Home to Google, Yahoo, IMAX and more, it is sometimes referred to as "Silicon Beach."
This is not a map but when I saw all your maps and gardens I was so inspired to draw our garden and share with you the layout of where we have fruit trees and food grown. We make our own compost and we have a veggie garden on the side of the house as well as herbs and chillies. There are actually more fruit trees than what I show here but it was difficult to draw all of them!
I grew up around the city of Philadelphia, and I have really fond childhood memories of going into the city with friends and going on a "Cheesesteak Pilgrimage" as we fondly called it, where one of our moms drove us to all the well known cheesesteaks places so that we could rank our favorites. I illustrated a map of all the places that we went to, so that others would be able to enjoy the pilgrimage as well. :)
I have been moving around all my life, but this lovely place has stuck with me with more way than I can say. The majesty and overall power The Columbia River Gorge radiates is something anyone can see.
Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, is home to ancient stone temples representing over 2,000 years of heritage from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD. It is one of the only cities with such an ancient continuous architectural and historical heritage. This heritage has earned it the name "Temple City of India." The old city’s holy center is a ceremonial tank called Bindu Sagar. Thousands of medieval stone temples once stood here; around 50 currently remain. Walk through the lanes of the Old Town, eat at one of the oldest kitchen temples, converse with priests, watch lotus gatherers walk through Bindu Sagar lake, sample delicious street food, and feel time slow down and transport you to ancient wonders.