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It's lovely to take a walk along the Hudson River, up on the Palisades of Weehawken. The view changes with the time of day, weather or season, and I never tire of it. Taking a long view up the river and down, seeing the Verrazano Bridge to the south and the George Washington Bridge to the north, ferries crossing, sunlight reflecting, hawks circling...or just taking a quick trek up and around Hamilton Park, I love where I live and really enjoy walking around here and getting my steps in!
I made this map of the city of Toulouse because it is the city where I lived during my student exchange for six months. I studied arts, did a lot of climbing, swimming and cycling, lived with eight friends, and also for a while with my boyfriend. I drew, painted, read, walked, played chess, photographed, laughed, danced, sang, played guitar and piano, partied, travelled; I did things I had never done and enjoyed life like never before. Toulouse is my favourite city in the whole world. I made this map digitally, and included, within the route I took when I walked from my house (“La Coloc”) to La Daurade, all my favourite places.
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!
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!
My husband and I live in a remote mountain valley in Eastern Oregon with our German Shepherd pup and our kitty. We are always looking for beautiful walking spots with lots of steep hills (so that our puppy can get all of his energy out). This loop is the perfect mix of challenging hills made worth it by breathtaking views of the valley. It is a great loop to run as well. On especially beautiful days it is worthwhile to keep climbing up through the huckleberry and rosehip filled forest to the top of the hill where you can linger and take in the 360 degree views of snow capped mountains and Ladd Marsh.
This map shows a small circular route round a beautiful part of North Bristol. I live locally so it's wonderful to celebrate its beautiful history and architecture as well as its niche independent shops, bakeries and restaurants.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a self guided historic walk, downtown Springfield. The walk, "The Lenski Walk", was included with our renewed membership to the Westcott House. Lois Lenski was a Springfield native, writer, illustrated, and contributed to 98 children’s books. To make the walk even more interested we created a challenge, we would each create artwork inspired by our walk. He took some amazing photos which can be seen on his blog, https://www.jeremymuddphoto.com/blog. And I created my first fully digital illustrated map.
During this stressful time of quarantine, my mother has suffered from high blood pressure and cabin fever--two things that don't mix well. I didn't realize the severity of her health issues until we tried to walk around the lake at her apartment complex, a walk we had done many, many times before, and realized that she could hardly make it around anymore. Everything on the walk felt like a danger. I documented those dangers--and my fear for her-- in this map.