"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


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I am officially totally obsessed with Strange Maps. I love maps; I've loved them my whole life. My sister can tell you about our long family drives halfway across the country during which I needed to always have a map close by so I could know where we were at any given time. One of the most frustrating things about my first trip to the Congo was the fact that I couldn't find a good map in the States (I've since learned where to look, but it's still frustrating that the only decent city maps of Goma and Bukavu are hand-colored architectural-style plans. Not that this keeps me from staring at these maps all the time.).

Anyway, Strange Maps is super cool. Where else could you learn that the names of subway stops in Stockholm mean things like "Awful Village Hospital" and "Pigeon Nest"? Or vintage maps of real places torn apart and made into maps of nonexistent places? This is the coolest site ever!



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