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Postcards to friends of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
I started drawing maps of places I love a couple of years ago. It began when an American friend came to visit. She wanted to navigate her way around the Oxfordshire village where I live and find out more about the history, sights and nature as she went. None of the printed maps of the village combined all the different elements. So I began doodling. What the resulting map lacked in scale and cartographic accuracy was more than made up for in quirky character, history, information, humour and love.
I have now drawn five maps of places I love, including one of the ancient and wonderful village of Avebury, a small portion of which is shown above. The extended map shows all the features you’d expect: the henge, the monuments, the roads – and some you wouldn’t expect: people, buildings, activities, animals, birds and historical figures. Everything shown is my personal response to the place and the things I love about it and think are important. But it is still accurate enough to be used to navigate your way around. You can buy one at the Henge Shop in Avebury or online here: http://www.janetomlinson.com/map-of-avebury
This is part of a series of short “postcards” that anyone with something to share is welcome to submit, whether that is a digital snap and a “wish you were here” or something more involved. Please do join in by sending your postcards to firstname.lastname@example.org
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