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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.
Laddie is our spunky 12-year old Cockalier who loves to explore the sandy road and fields near our home in Virginia's Northern Neck. This stretch of the road is bordered by farmland and wetlands and a fantastic variety of animals are usually out and about. Squirrels, bunnies, deer, turtles, and birds are regular sitings. One lucky day we spied a fox! Every day is a feast of new sights and smells!
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.
This is the best way to walk and visit the city, his islands, beautiful buildings and bridges of the old town in Wroclaw. There is everywhere something to do, either visit the Panorama Museum, or buying some local food at the market. The cathedral has a fantastic view point to see the city and great stained glasses inside! Make sure you take a boat to discover the Odra river, and don’t forget to see the typical for Wroclaw culture dwarfs!
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.
Since March 2020, my family and I have been quarantining in our house in order to help control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm working from home, my kids are attending virtual school from home, and our cats are enjoying every minute of it. During the colder months, when outside walks were less pleasant, we measured the distance around our home and calculated how many laps were needed to walk a mile—94.2—enough to make you very dizzy, and extremely bored. We all hope to get back outside soon!
This is not a typical glorious walk where one might discover sunshine and greenery, nor the smell of blossoms and summer breeze. This map is a walk of memory and history.
Considered as the last fishing village of Hong Kong, one of the best way to immerse oneself amongst the historical ambience of the village is to take a 20-minutes boat ride. The collage style of the map is a representation the bits and pieces and present imagery of the village. Stilt houses with programs that ranges from residential homes, restaurants to abandoned huts. The village is a complex mixture of new and old, past and present.
A walk around a nature reserve tucked in a northern city. These little woods have been the set for my children's imagination. During lockdown, they have travelled to deep dark forests, taken Winnie the Pooh to 100 Acre Wood, flown to the moon, stomped out a bear hunt and searched for treasure island.. We have seen birds and bugs, followed footprint trails and rabbit poo! Collected feathers, all the colours of leaves and precious rocks. Then watched the geese come and go. A lovely place for city dwelling babies.
Here is my map of my renewed appreciation for the green spaces surrounding the town that I live in. This town used to be the centre of British glassmaking. Now, only one glass cone survives in Wordesley, which you can walk to along the canal towpath. Stourbridge is surrounded by green belt area and you can walk from one green or wooded area to the other easily on a nice day, ending the day with the best fish and chips you will ever eat. You are always sure to make dog friends with a few good boys along the way!
My small town of Douglas Massachusetts is home to the beautiful Douglas State Forest, 1500 acres full of wildlife and birds, flowers and plants, woods and waterways and miles of walking trails. This pretty walk—around the beaver pond, past old foundations and stone walls, among the glacial erratic boulders and through the hemlock grove—is one of my favorites.
This gorgeous area on the Southern California coast is home to some of the rarest pine trees in the world. It's a wonderful place for a walk, either on the bluff trails or along the beach.
Between Concord and Walnut Creek, CA, sits Lime Ridge Open Space for walkers, hikers, and mountain bikers to enjoy. It's wild land so we see coyote and snakes. A herd of cattle work 24/7 to keep the grass short to mitigate fires. We hike a 3 mile loop (our legs never looked so good). At the summit of this section we get views of Suisun Bay, three cities, a long range of high hills, and Mt. Diablo, one of the highest peaks in the region. Spectacular!