Category Archives: Maps

Google Maps Proves We Are Living In A Simulation

I don’t know about you, but I seem to use Google Maps almost daily. It’s hard to imagine traveling without it any more. Now Google Maps is adding a novel way to navigate cities in the form of highly detailed … Continue reading

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Do Not Pee Towards Russia

The brutal and unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to serious discussions about expanding NATO and frequent examinations of existing European borders. Russia has land borders with fourteen countries, but just five of them are currently NATO members. Ironically, … Continue reading

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Get a New York Public Library Card (even if you don’t live there)

One of my favorite places to visit in New York City is the NYPL flagship branch in Manhattan. The grand Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is a must see for any book lover in the city. The grand Beaux-Arts design aside, … Continue reading

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Mapping Ukraine

Regular visitor to Travel Between The Pages know that I have a healthy obsession with maps. In my humble opinion, it’s impossible to truly understand the world without well drawn maps to guide the way. Throughout the current crisis in … Continue reading

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‘Theatrum orbis terrarum’

I have been fascinated by globes and atlases all of my life. When I was in 1st grade, I convinced my Mother to buy me a small spinning globe for my bedside table. When I was at university, I came … Continue reading

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Historic Borders

With the tragic news unfolding daily in Europe, it’s an appropriate time to take stock of how we got here. I’ve always found that maps can be an excellent way to help visualize geo-political conflicts. I recently discovered this simple, … Continue reading

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It is the small everyday deeds of folk that keep the darkness at bay

If you are a regular visitor to TBTP, you are well aware that I am a Tolkien aficionado. I imagine that many of you are also fans. Then you will be happy to learn that the Tolkien Estate has launched … Continue reading

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Down and Out in Paris

In 1928, a former Colonial police officer and aspiring author named Eric Arthur Blair moved from his London home to Paris in order to buckle down and launch his writing career. The move didn’t work out so well, but it … Continue reading

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Mapping Fiction

Loren Latker, “Shamus Town” The Raymond Chandler Mystery Map of Los Angeles, the Wonder City of America, 2014. Map, 39 3/4 x 26 1/2 in. © Loren Latker, 2021. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. I have always been … Continue reading

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No Direction Home

Amsterdam-based Austrian graphic designer Philipp Doringer’s obsession with Bob Dylan has resulted in the “Atlas Of No Direction Home”, a cartographic gazetteer of all the locations relevant to Bob Dylan’s career. The book contains all the locations relevant to Bob … Continue reading

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