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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Omnimappus Europeus

A map of every European city - every city in Europe has a river, cathedral, ugly block housing and bars bars bars



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...so I can afford a room inside the city limits!


25 comments:

  1. Wow... Just wow.
    Are you sure every single city looks just like that? Or is it just the major famous ones?

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    1. Having been to every single European city, I can safely say with confidence that they all look exactly like this.

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  2. I remember learning about St. Tourist Trap back in Catholic school. The patron saint of kitschy souvenirs.

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    1. Ah yes, of course. Canonised because he brought about the following miracles: vanquishing the Loch Ness monster, creating the Grand canyon, and stopping that "some kind of tower" in Pisa from falling over completely... ;)

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  3. This does not apply to my hometown --- there's no river and no business district really --- but I see the point and it is funny. But the same goes the other way around, all American small towns are the same: as you are driving through first there is an endless row of strip malls, car dealers, then some housing, and finally a small center with diners and a church, or churches.

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    1. You haven't gone small enough if there are still strip malls and car dealers.

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  4. Well, in Brussels, the central station is in the centre of town. Why else would you give it that name?

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    1. Well, yes, but the gare Bruxelles-Midi is the south :)

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  5. Where do the people live?

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    1. Outside, of course, where you can afford the rent.

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  6. Yep! This is pretty acurate as far as Frankfurt is concerned. Only thing missing is the red-light district immediately in front of the main station...

    Eileen McDonald

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  7. Make this a poster so I can frame it and put it on my wall!

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    1. Check out @instachaaz . He made a map like this way before and is selling posters of it

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    2. Hah, that's a good map. Very similar! Even has the two bridges. He's clearly mastered the art of merchandizing though. I have a lot to learn...

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    3. Yours is better! Please sell prints. I'd buy one.

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    4. Any updates on getting prints or being able to pay for a high res file to print myself? Would love to have a copy framed.

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    5. Hey that's a good idea! I am working with a company to make proper posters but I've put the two maps up on Gumroad if you want to DIY it: https://gumroad.com/malachirempen

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  8. I can confirm that shis is 1:1 map of Riga, Latvia :)

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    1. 1:1...you mean to scale?!!
      Wow, Riga is a bit smaller than I imagined!

      (LoL, so sorry, I know you meant "1:1" as "accurate". I just couldn't resist...)

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  9. Some modern building, that doesn't fit into surrounding old streets, seems to be mandatory, too. And maybe football stadium.

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  10. Hey, we have a two-syllable river!

    Seriously though, this is actually pretty accurate for the European cities I've lived in and been to.

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  11. LMAO. As a European, this is eerily accurate.

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  12. Also pretty accurate in French-speaking Canada. No wonder why they call us Europe in America.

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