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Jul052009

Flickr finds - maps

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I love old maps. Some of these photos are great. Some of these maps are wallpapers. I love them.

There is something amazing to look at maps, more so for vintage ones. We did not have the technology as we do today and the ability to draw back them was amazing. I use maps to make lampshades and tissue boxes, but my favorite is to frame the ones of places I have been.
Great post.

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShandell's

Oh I just love maps and globes! There is something so romantic about them -- What an amazing array of eye candy you have here!! aoneko's corner is fab, kershlock's map wallpaper is too cool, and I LOVE that little bathroom with the map under the chair rail. What is it about maps?! I just love them.
That last shot is gorgeous.
WOw, I'm going to have to go dig up my globes now.
xo Isa

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Muse

This is one bandwagon I would love to be on.

Also the window panes strategy is a great idea!

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiley

Great finds! Love Peacock Feathers!

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbopbopdesigns

Lovely inspirational shots! It's great to see some photos that feed my map and globe obsession. Also glad to see my photo among your wonderful finds from flickr!

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

such a great post...love it!

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly Jean

I looooove maps! Thank you for posting this. These are some very good ideas. And I thought I was clever 'cause I use old maps to line my dresser drawers . . . .

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCookie

I love maps. You always find the best photos. Thanks for the inspiration. I really want to add a map somewhere... :)

5 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe DIY Show Off

I have a big Map wall in my bedroom that has maps from Africa to Mississippi. I want to travel & i figured what a better way to find out where i want to go then to always have maps i can see the location! I tore up my atlas & also put this on my map wall. I figured that i wasn't learning anything with all those locations being closed up in a book. Thanks for the inspiration
Cal

6 Jul 2009 | Unregistered Commentercali bird

ooooh... you just gave me the most fantastic idea! Thank you!*

7 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSofia

You can order unique, beautiful historical map facsimiles from the Royal Geographical Society in London - http://images.rgs.org/ for more details on sizes. They have over 1million maps in their collections. Alasdair

15 Jul 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlasdair

I've never been able to take a nice photo of it, but we have two lovely nautical maps that we cut up and framed in our hall.

23 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuke Harby

OK, this is the best I could do: http://mlkshk.com/p/ATKL

25 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuke Harby

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