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Chatsworth House and Gardens has many visitors from all over the country, but it also has a beautiful estate where there are many areas to walk. One of my favourite walks is along the river to Beeley village, you walk across two beautiful old bridges and then a climb up to the hilltop. From the Emperor Waterfall and the Hunting Tower you can enjoy fantastic views right across the Estate.
I am very lucky to live in Bexley, one of the greenest boroughs of London. Throughout lockdown I have gone on (almost) daily walks in many of these green spaces and I always see things in the sky that inspire me. My map pays homage to everything I have seen in the skies whilst out on my walks. I've have also included the distance each object is from earth to give it some perspective.
This map shows a typical urban hike I might take from my apartment on the island of Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden. I start with the overlook at Monteliusvägen, continue through Mariatorget, the square in my neighborhood, then I continue over to the lookout from Skinnarviks park, where you can see Stadshuset (city hall) and the apartments along Norr Mälarstrand. From there, I head to the allotment gardens located in Tanto park, then a stop by Fabrique bakery where I might pick up a tasty cinnamon bun or fresh loaf of levain bread for an afternoon fika (coffee break). On my way back to my apartment, if it is the weekend, a stop by Röde Orm to pick up a pizza dough for homemade pizza is a must!
Right now all museums are closed due to national lockdown, but you can still admire their architecture from the outside and all the museums included in the map offer a virtual tour online!
This map tells the story of my journey in Uppsala, my home away from home! I stayed in Uppsala for my studies last year - all these places are where I have always been and the route shows where I have always walked in Uppsala! Dedicating this map to all the amazing friends I have met in Uppsala (some of them are drawn in the map!) This map illustrates not only the walk but also my lovely memories. :) I have also included some elements that I love about the Swedish society and culture: the more equal parenthood and better gender equality, the LGBTQ-friendliness, the proximity with nature and animals - love it very much!
I love the village I live in because it is surrounded by nature. Just above my house, there is a path leading to an awsome lookout point (and a huge virgin overhanging the village as well -hence the potential redemption ^^). I often walk here, even more since the lockdown. There is no place I feel better than here, admiring the landscape amongst the trees. I love walking around the main street of the village too (ok ok, there is only one street :D).
In 2020, my life completely changed overnight. I gave birth to my beautiful baby. All the newborn checklists, pregnancy classes and books I read did not help and I had no idea what I was doing. Everyday seemed like a surprise! Good thing is that you learn fast. As a new mom, I learned fresh air and good naps are essential to good night’s sleep. So I, “my-neighborhood-is-boring” person, started strolling around my neighborhood with my baby and I have to say I quite enjoy it! Of course, huge part of the joy comes from seeing my baby busy discovering new things and the occasional nap is an added bonus! The map I illustrated shows the “new mom walk” I took with my baby around one of the parks in my neighborhood, the Englischer Garten, during the past year. Throughout the different seasons and weather, I discovered so many new and old things with my baby in this over 200 year old park.
Here’s a map of the 218 km I walked through Spain, following the last part of the famous “Camino de Santiago”, or Way of Saint James.
An amazing experience through breathtaking landscapes, sun and rain, meeting people from all around the world.
This walk in another bit from the Green Chain in London. I used to do this walk to go to Eltham’s swimming pool but didn’t discover Vista field until I did that part of the Green Chain and I loved it. One of the things I like about London is that you can find hidden places where you don’t even feel that you are in the crowded London. You can visit Vista field and The Tarn and be alone. In Vista field you can see the famous London skyline and in The tarn you’ll be surrounded but the beautiful lake and a great variety of birds and plants. Eltham palace is very special as well, it looks like a place from a fairy tale with a bridge and beautiful trees.
This map shows the sites to visit while wandering in the historic center of the southern France city of Aix-en-Provence. You can walk in those streets for hours! I've been living myself in Aix-en-Provence for more than 11 years and I still get lost in those small streets! That is why I didn't draw a geographically accurate map. You do not visit the historic center of Aix-en-Provence with a map, there are too much small streets. You just wander and the monuments will be there, awaiting for you. It's always a discovery, but you are sure these sites are great to visit and the general style of the center, with those extremely old buildings, is so romantic. When you finish, you can have a nice view over the mountain called Sainte Victoire and have a break eating the sweets of the city, called Calisson. That's the proper end to your walk! I've left the names in French because they are proper nouns that you cannot translate (Albertas, Rotonde, etc.) or they are transparent words (such as cathédrale, place...) so it gives a little French charm, but the reader still understands. For this "provençal" map, I chose a sketch style that, in my opinion, testifies the best of the atmosphere of this city that has a very artistic History (city of Paul Cézanne, Picasso lived only 15 km away in a village). I tried to recreate the wonderful colors of Provence, the sweet nature atmosphere.
The capital of Poland has its' legends and its' icons. The Mermaid is one of the most famous icons. And very close to the inhabitants of Warsaw. The Mermaid has two monuments. One is located in the heart of the Old Town Square, the other - right on the bank of the Vistula River. The walk between them is a great opportunity to see the romantic part of Warsaw.