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This place is special to me because it's like a village within London. I live nearby and regularly walk my dog in Richmond Park and along the river (that's me and him on the map!) The novelty of having deer roaming free so close to central London never wears off. If you walk into Richmond from the park you'll find real cows grazing on Petersham Meadows and stunning views of the River Thames. There is something interesting to see every step of the way, from beautiful buildings, lovely cafés and restaurants, interesting little independent shops in The Lanes, as well as two theatres and a cricket green. You can while away the day watching boats go past on the river. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting London!!
This place is special to me because I have watched it transform yet still maintain strong ties to its history during my 13 years living here. An historic neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, Avondale joins the old and the new, with a focus on community. Avondale has grown from a small settlement clustered around a spring to a thriving entertainment district, spurred by the natural beauty and heritage of Avondale Park. Local businesses pay tribute to Miss Fancy, the elephant that lived in the park during its brief stint as a zoo. They also celebrate the former occupants of their buildings (post office, firehouse, saloon), while poised to craft memorable stories of their own. The area fosters a community spirit, from casual eateries, watering holes, shops and live music venues, to church cookouts and outreach programs. Even the ducks contribute to that sense of community, as they swim and hang out together in the park. I love my neighborhood!
I've visited Japan many times and I know I will keep going back! There's so much to see and every trip I feel I've discovered something new. One of my favorite places to go is Harajuku. It's so bright and colorful, and you can always find new trends in clothes, art and even food. Yet within the hustle and bustle of crowded streets, you will stumble upon pockets of peace.
This place is special to me because...it’s isolated, you can only reach it by airplane or boat, and it’s sorrounded by salty seas, a hidden gem in the Gulf if St. Lawrence. There are over 300kms of white sandy beach to explore, the biggest skies you’ll ever see, often dancing with colourful kites, because of all the wind! There’s history, great seafood, artisans, and the most spectacular views. You can walk for hours on a beach and never see another soul, or you can go cave-surfing, kayaking or just chill. The moment I set foot on this archipelago it stole my heart, I actually cried when it was time to leave. I bought a charm of the islands, and it hangs around my neck everyday, to remind me of the “bliss” I found here, on the “Maggie’s”.
This place is special to me because it recently became my new home :) Best known for its famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich has much more to offer than just beer and lederhosen!
I moved to Munich recently and my family will visit me soon for the holidays. Because I wanted to show the beautiful side of Munich, I created a map to share the main attractions as well as some of the more local hidden treasures :)
This place is special to me because it's where I spent the most significant parts of my childhood. The map follows a food theme mainly, outlining the cafes that I've spent time in and tried different cuisines from. Pune's rich heritage and culture reflect in Kalyaninagar with The Aga Khan Palace, a historic monument and now a museum. Making this map made me nostalgic, taking me back to the lush, green grass in Jogger's Park and the chilled Kulfi(Ice cream- on a stick) from Punjab Sindh Dairy.
This place is special to me because it's the place where I spent the happiest hours of my life. Napoli and its magical harbors. From the former fishing village of Santa Lucia, you will reach the small marina at Borgo Marinari at the foot of the enormous Castel dell'Ovo. Here is the small, nondescript trattoria Castel dell'Ovo, also called O'Tabbaccaro, which serves delicious fish and seafood dishes. You sit directly at the water, the boats rock, in the background the ever present Vesuvius. Gorgeous! Here you will also find the street musicians who go from restaurant to restaurant and accompany the meals musically, often accompanied by loud songs of local guests. From Borgo Marinari, along Via Francesco Caracciolo, you will come to Villa Communale Municipal Park, where you will find the marine biology institute Acquario. From there, to the west, lies the picturesque harbor of Mergellina. On the way, you can visit two of the best pizzerias in Naples: Gino Sorbillo Lievito Madre al Mare and 50 Kalò. Arriving at the port, treat yourself to a delicious Neapolitan caffè and a babà at Chalet Ciro.
This place is special to me because I live close to Barcelona and I am a cat lover just like so many other people!
It’s incredibly relaxing to drink coffee around locely fluffy cats, which all are adoptable, by the way!
There’s also another place in that map where you can adopt and foster cats as well, I just enjoy the hard work and big hearts of these people.
I also enjoy the arts, so it’s no wonder why I also enjoy seeing the fun huge cat sculpture made by Botero and I also enjoy going to the MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), I get inspired by great artists and get to find a few cats in some paintings.
Barcelona is a wonderful place, rich in culture and full of kind people. I recommend everyone to visit this city!
This place is special to me because it makes me feel inspired. This map shows my favorite independent bookshops in London. Books are many people’s safe space. These really special bookshops made me feel home in a new city when I first arrived, and I’m sure they delight many others everyday!
Welcome to my neighbourhood! The South part of Amsterdam is known for its 1930's Architecture called the Amsterdam School. I feel so lucky to live in this beautiful area, I love to walk or bike around to discovering new details every time. This neighbourhood is very lively, with the Architecture Museum, the Art House Cinema and lots of cute Café's. Every other year this area hosts the International Sculpture Biennial with larger then life sculptures decorating the streets. I hope you enjoy this walk as much as i do, have fun!
Ladakh is a mountainous region and the coldest desert in the world. In Ladakh the nature has rendered a magical, unbelievable and fantastic landscape which is extremely breathtaking.The culture of Ladakh is fascinating, intoxicating and captivating which can give us a brief idea about the people of the place, their lifestyle and their beliefs. The culture of Ladakh is quite similar to the Tibetan culture. .