Milton Keynes Car Park

Andrew Newman spotted these maps in a multi storey car park in Milton Keynes.

“There is a new multi-storey car park in Milton Keynes and the cladding is maps of the towns famous gridded road network.

I worked in MK for 12 months after graduating and we went back for a morning recently to show the kids, they both have an unhealthy interest in places and geography. Can’t think why? “

A rusty globe

Miguel Marques shared this impressive buoy where the rust has been partially painted over to create the globe pattern.

“Happy birthday, here’s one for you. It’s in the city of Viseu, Portugal. A work of art from a Portuguese artist created from a boat fender.”

Top Out

Tom Armitage shared this.

“@TopOutBrewery bottles all have an @OrdnanceSurvey contour map of a Scottish mountain on them with a route to the top.  Great #mapsathome / #mapsinthewild depending on where you are drinking. Read more here: topoutbrewery.com

The Staple pale ale is to die for!

Oliver O’Brien also has been spotted sipping this ale.

He drew my attention to the all important OS copyright declaration on the label right next to the health warning!

Pin Cushion

Geke van de Kamp pointed me to this pincushion posted by Emily Wells

“The first #textiletreasure from Colonial Williamsburg is this pincushion map! This object is especially close to my heart due to its association with geography education. Published in  London, this would have been an educational toy, likely intended for use by a girl

https://emuseum.history.org/objects/106873/pincushion-map-of-north-america?ctx=ffad7b5250ef3aa50abecc656ebf85ba327c7855&idx=3