Piecing together the world map

Russia didn’t look like it would fit. Too many pieces, not enough space. I’ve discovered that life works better if I don’t put African countries into Central Siberia.

It’s a great puzzle. The pieces are small. Much of the writing requires two sets of glasses perched on top of each other. The colour palette is very limited. I don’t know if it is old, or just designed to look old.

Yet, there is plenty of …

Mapping an online exhibition of our holiday

On our recent trip to Victoria, we collected lots of bits of paper. Today, I rummaged, looking for anything with a map on it. Could I put together my own online exhibition of maps?

The National Library’s Mapping Our World exhibition got me thinking. I won’t presume to produce anything as elaborate and insightful. I did wonder if I could manage some humour, but perhaps not.

If nothing else, thinking about the holiday from a different angle will …

NLA’s Mapping Our World Exhibition

It was timely that the National Library’s latest exhibition, Mapping Our World, opened just before I head out on a No Sat Nav drive.  I registered for a guided tour as soon as the phone lines opened so that I could lose myself in the world’s greatest maps.  Although, as it turns out, in such small roomsContinue reading “NLA’s Mapping Our World Exhibition”