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The Cinque Terre, (Five Lands) is a rugged portion of coast on the Ligurian Sea. So called because comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The surrounded land and the villages are National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the past was possible to reach the villages only by boat, from the harbors of La Spezia and Portovenere.
I remember this coast as a paradise in the fifties, when the coast road was not yet built. Now the property speculation has changed the natural habitat ; more money, less beauties, less quiet and less happiness ! For respect of the past memories, the signes and the names are written in local dialect.
A map of another of my favourite motorcycle routes, through the rural Ottawa Valley. I’m freezing here in winter & dreaming of hot summer days, and we are blessed to have some fine craft breweries that feature fine food, and a couple of great music venues to finish up the day! Not to worry, just a taste of the brew, never ride or drive under the influence, but it feels great to sit on a patio and sip a cold beverage! after riding on the roads beside the rivers, smelling that fresh air, and taking in the scenery! and then, taking in some live music at one of the local venues! This map combines all the things I LOVE about Summer...can’t wait for its’ return! This is my first digital map, done using procreate!
This is a line drawing of Wrightwood, California, a mountain resort town located just above Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains. I created this map using a combination of my hand-drawn art, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Wrightwood is a wonderful day trip for any visitor to California. In the winter, you can ski at Mountain High. In the summer, you can go zip lining at Pacific Crest Ziplines or hike the Pacific Crest Trail. There are many mom-and-pop restaurants to choose from, ranging from the elegant steak house, Blue Ridge Inn, to more casual fare like burgers at The Yodeler, pizza at Mile High Pizza, or tacos and tequila at Mexico Lindo. The Evergreen Cafe is known for its homestyle breakfasts. Village Grind is known for its wine bar and live music, or you can sit out on the patio and enjoy craft beers at the Wrightwood Brewery.
This map was inspired not only by the movie, but I had stumbled on information that Susan's house was not a fictional place, but a real house here on Long Island. My husband and I took a ride and there it was, the only difference was there was an addition upstairs. I didn't put the addition in my sketch. I actually forgot it because it is in the middle of the roof, so my drawing of the house is mix of 1946 and 2017. It was awesome, all of those years seeing that scene in the movie and when we drove down the street, it was like going back in time. I couldn't nail down the Walkers apartment nor the Brooks Retirement home, so those are guesses on the map based on location information gleaned from watching the movie several times. Those are the two locations marked as "fictional."
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Weehawken, NJ is a small town on the western shore of the Hudson River. Perched at the top of a cliff, it boasts a magnificent view of Manhattan, and is known for being the site of the famous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Its historic water tower, inspired by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, glows red and can be seen from New York City. Among its many grand Victorian homes, Weehawken's public library stands out for its beautiful restoration. People enjoy the waterfront for dining, recreation and relaxation. Weehawken also happens to be the place I call home.
I chose to share my favorite places. It is a superb region, often compared to Ireland hence its nickname of Little Ireland. For my part it makes me think of the landscapes of Brittany. Produced as part of the Nate Padavick course for Sketch Book Skool
L'Ile des Embiez is a small island in the South of France, in the Var (83) département.
It's a place I've often visited as a child and that I re-discovered in my mid 20s. This is one of my favourite places on earth, it features beautiful beaches, pine forests, an aquarium presenting local marine life and has it's own vineyards.
This map celebrates l'Ile des Embiez in pure analog medium: paper, ink and watercolour.
Nara, a city near Kyoto, is a perfect city for day-trip. As Japan's capital city during Nara Period, it contains many historical Buddhism temples (including Todaiji - world's largest wooden building). Deer wander freely around near Nara Park.
Tourists usually arrive at one of the railway stations (JR or Kintetsu), and then walk around the east part of the city to visit temples and deers. There are some Nara foods along the way.