The Preamble

The short story:

  1. I’m on holiday.
  2. Maps are cool.
  3. For more, read my first post of 2015: 2015, and Mapping The Way Forward.

Continuing the theme of maps that might blow your mind, this:

Thanks Twisted Sifter.
Thanks Twisted Sifter.

So as it turns out, North and South are completely arbitrary. I realise that the above map is actually becoming quite common as an edgy Facebook Cover Photo – but it still plays on my mind. Because in my head, Europe is up.

It also makes me wonder just how much of our perception is shaped by the completely arbitrary.

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