Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fabulous Fremantle I.. Maps maps glorious maps!



What could be better than one fabulous old map... lots of fabulous maps, some old some new. The marvelous 'well worn' vintage Europa pull down school map above spotted hanging in Foam Coffee Bar in Leederville.. No names on map, just points.. as a pupil I would have been terrified if called on, geography was never my best subject :) 


In Fremantle yesterday, although the weather was wild wet and miserable.. in other words, perfect :)  we did find un peu de bleu in the form of the Chart & Map Shop in Fremantle. Taking refuge amid the many, many maps and charts was a cool way to shelter from the storm.. it took every bit of my willpower to leave without an antique world globe light tucked under my arm! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. does anyone else think vintage maps are totally charming, or is it just moi!


31 comments:

  1. There's little red dot where I live.

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  2. Love old maps, Grace. It's fun seeing how things have changed, including the man-made borders that so often divide us.

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  3. The Europe map I could manage, though I'm sure I'd get tripped up on those little city states that are still scattered here or there.

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  4. I've always liked maps and when I lived in England I worked at the Ordnance Survey drawing maps! My grandies love maps too..... they draw imaginary maps.

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  5. I remember those pull down maps in school. I wasn't very keen on geographical locations either. I know where I live on the map though. :)

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  6. I like all those maps, especially the older ones. Compared to the new ones you can quickly see that all those "boundaries" we think are sacrosanct are not at all, but quite arbitrary and often open to change. Consider the U.S. The boundaries with Canada changed as well as the boundaries with Mexico. We basically stole New Mexico, Arizona and California.

    I taught geography but never was much good at it! :)

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  7. That would be a great bit YES! I love maps of all kinds. In fact, I'm quite at home with maps. Give me a map and I can find almost anything. Well, there was one recent exception. On this last trip to London I finally found a pub I was looking for 17 years ago when I was there. That will be a story for my travel site one of these days.

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  8. I always like a good map especially when traveling but the globes really strike my fancy, Grace!

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  9. cool,they make me remember when i was a child! ew

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  10. It took me years to accept that a foot-ball sized globe which had fallen off its stand and was splitting at the equator really did have to go.

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  11. I see my little country on the vintage Europa map! Super! I collect globes. I love them so much. http://momentsfrozentime.blogspot.nl/

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  12. Wow, now this is my kind of place. A friend of mine and I were just expressing the fact that so many young people today don't even use maps, they have their cell phones to take them everywhere! While that is wonderful too, I still am one to use maps!

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  13. I've always liked maps - what is it about them!

    Of course in these more modern times perhaps they are not used as much - which I think is a shame!

    All the best Jan

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  14. Maps are lovely to look at, and dream about travel to exotic places.

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  15. I could spend ages in that shop! How cool as I don't think I've ever seen a shop dedicated to maps!

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  16. Looks as if its time to book an adventure??

    Cheers

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  17. Looks like a great shop. Please send some of the rain here.

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  18. Damn. I missed that shop and I would have loved it. I had forgotten about the pull down maps. Blog writing certainly improves your geographical knowledge.

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  19. Os velhinhos mapas por onde eu ainda estudei.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  20. I can see my tiny country at the sea.

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  21. You never can have too many maps!

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  22. Nice shop, Grace. I like maps since I was a child, they are so fascinating !

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  23. I remember those pull down maps from school...
    I used to be quite good at pointing out countries and saying their capitals. Nowadays with all the new countries popping up I'm a bit lost!
    I've often gone past that shop but never went in and always wondered if they can make any money just selling maps and related stuff?

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  24. i love the old pull down maps like we had back when i was in school! geography was never my best subject either and i find myself looking at our globe quite a bit still :D

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  25. I´m old, I can remember those maps from school!
    And with this I sadly have to speak in the present-form: I´m still terrible finding spots. Except Australia, haha :-)
    Oh, no, Grace, you get all the rain and when we come it´s all "used up"! ;-)

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  26. What a nice posting! I too LOVE maps. I have one map /writing surface in my home office.
    In case you want to find STAVANGER it is on the south/west coast of Norway.

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  27. I'm with you for old maps. I have an illustrated book of 20 Centuries of World Maps. I LOVE that shop. Think they used to sell Kaleidoscopes as well.
    Take care out there & keep safe.

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