Antique Maps

By woolybill1
My Christmas present from mrswoolybill was "A History of the World in Twelve Maps" by Jeremy Brotton, a fascinating, detailed and lengthy study.

These three pictures are nothing to do with it! They are actually sections of the Victorian steel railway bridge parapet crossing over Exeter railway station showing the various weathering patterns. I photographed all sixteen panels but will refrain from boring you with them all . . .

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 7:16AM
They are really good and the shapes are so good.

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
24 Jan 2013 7:23AM
Definitely maps. Smile
24 Jan 2013 7:38AM
Lovely texture and shapes
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Jan 2013 7:46AM
just before the `Crustacean' period? WinkGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
24 Jan 2013 7:58AM
'Here be dragons' Grin

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:27AM
Rust Dragons!
24 Jan 2013 8:29AM
Who would have thought that rust and old paint would be so artistic - you did and very successfully. A
Richsr 10 91 223 England
24 Jan 2013 8:52AM
Make some good adstracts Bill, make some good textures
Regards Richard
franken Plus
15 4.4k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:58AM
A lovely collection of colours and textures Bill.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 9:02AM
A wonderfully observed set Bill. Image number two certainly looks like the UK.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Herge88 10 40 4 England
24 Jan 2013 9:26AM
Great set Bill, and they really do look like maps.

Best Matt
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 9:59AM
love them
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jan 2013 10:20AM
What a wonderful set Bill! When I studied geography I came across maps that were more ambiguous than those Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
24 Jan 2013 1:11PM
Highs and lows of relief maps. A great set Bill........Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2013 1:50PM
A great book indeed!
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2013 2:48PM
I love these. My kinda shots. Bravo, Bill.

So interesting the stuff you can see in these. That whale with the shark's fin in Vs 1 and 3. A stealth bomber flying off the bottom of the image in V4. And to save the best for last...

...V2: A lady looking to the left, her hair flying off to the right. She's holding a chicken drumstick in her right hand. Tugging her skirt on the bottom left is a little kid. He's obviously feeling peckish. And she's like, "Nope, not until you've washed your hands!"

Andrew Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
24 Jan 2013 2:51PM
They certainly do look like maps...especially the UK in V2! Smile Excellent set, well spotted Bill Wink
Trev Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 2:57PM

Quote:V2: A lady looking to the left, her hair flying off to the right. She's holding a chicken drumstick in her right hand. Tugging her skirt on the bottom left is a little kid. He's obviously feeling peckish. And she's like, "Nope, not until you've washed your hands!"

Brilliant comment!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
24 Jan 2013 4:52PM
Prehistoric! Smile
24 Jan 2013 5:30PM
Brilliant work Bill, and I like the diverting text.Smile Well done.

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.3k 33 Norway
24 Jan 2013 6:29PM
V2 has to be the British Isles, Bill. As to the others, I think the Gods coughed, several extremely large bits of the earth went 'kerthunk', the plates moved and the world looked different from yesterday.

bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
24 Jan 2013 8:14PM
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2013 9:34PM
Whenever I see peeling paint, I want to pick at it Tongue Love the smiley face in v4.

24 Jan 2013 10:27PM
Interesting and well observed selection Bill.

25 Jan 2013 12:55AM
Doesn't need to be clever to creative such artistic images, Bill!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue Priceless!SmileTongue
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1962 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 2:50AM
They all look a bit fishy to me! Especially Vs 1 and 3, which are like underwater images or views of a fish tank. Andrew's description for V3 is perfect.
25 Jan 2013 11:20AM
The rust and peeling paint resemble the sketchy maps of yesteryear beautifully Bill, when we discovered that the world wasn't flat the artists impressions of our world were changed for ever.

frz67 8 10 32 Italy
25 Jan 2013 9:58PM
all of them make for a very artistic abstract

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
26 Jan 2013 11:30AM
Version 4 has to be Italy Bill Wink Chilli man's description made me laugh . What a great mind he has xx MD
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Jan 2013 11:26AM
Very well observed Bill, such fascinating shapes and colours. I'm sure one of the countries on there must be Mikbee's favourite RustiaWink

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