Category Archives: USA

Happy Labor Day from Down the Shore

During another lifetime, I lived in number of seaside towns on the New Jersey coast. Labor Day is always a bittersweet holiday for shore communities. For seasonal tourists, it marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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And then there’s this library

I received a decent undergraduate education at the University of Florida. At the heart of the sprawling campus was a substantial library housing wide-ranging collections thatĀ  included rare book and manuscripts. It even had a terrific comic books collection. So … Continue reading

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Do Libraries Float

I love libraries and I love boats; what could be better than a library on a boat ? The Floating Library is a new pop-up project that will open at New York City’s Hudson RiverĀ Pier 25 on the Lilac Museum … Continue reading

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Literary Map NYC

Inspired by some of the terrific literary maps of New York City that have been popping-up online, the Jewish Book Council created this super Jewish literary Map of New York City.

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Drone Day Tuesday

If you can’t travel this summer, you can at least take brief mini-vacations thanks to some very talented drone-operating videographers.

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And Now Something Completely Different

I have been accused of posting way too many maps on TBTP, but here’s a set of practical maps that may just save your life. These hilarious maps were created by Toronto-based designer Ryan McArthur and are all available for … Continue reading

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Yeah, More Maps

Once again the serendipitous randomness of the internet pointed me in the direction of an extraordinary artist/cartographer. Searching for local maps in the Canadian Yukon, I stumbled across the wonderful illustrated maps by London-based artist Katherine Baxter. You might opt … Continue reading

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On Tour

Lufthansa recently commissioned fourteen illustrators from around the world to capture the spirit and verve of specific destinations on their flight routes. For the “Passengers on Tour” campaign, each artist was required to use the format of the Wimmelbild , … Continue reading

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But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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Little Cable Cars Climb Halfway to the Stars

I’m a sucker for all of those great photo mashups that are popping up online every day. You know, the ones that blend historic images with shots of the same contemporary scene. But photographer Michael Raziano has his own take … Continue reading

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