World of Eurania, part I.

I was always fascinated by maps, so I decided a couple of years ago to try to make my own. I found out it has a meditating and relaxing effect on me. Since last year I am working on this somewhat large (and imaginary) world consisting of one massive landmass and many larger islands. However, this might change if I decide to rearrange the map (Edit: As the matter of fact, it has already been altered, as you will see in later posts. For instance, there are now several new islands in the Averine sea). After many months I wanted to reboot the project and work on the map again, so here are a couple of samples of the progressing work.

This is the largest land mass of the map consisting of several countries.
This is (for now) the largest land mass of the map consisting of several countries.

Of course the map will contain cities, towns, roads, mountains, woods, rivers, lakes and so on.

The sea between Kingdo of Jydemark and Republic of Bosania.
The Averine sea between Kingdom of Jydemark (north) and Republic of Bosania (south).

As you can see, there will even be ferry lines between islands. One blue quadrant equals 22,500 square km (a bit larger than Israel).

Western Bosania and area near Banian Islands.
Western Bosania and area near Banian Islands.

The map will contain names of towns, rivers and mountains in several languages, including English, Bosnian and Danish.

And no, I am not a fan neither of Games of Thrones nor The Lord of the Rings. I prefer more traditional (“realistic”) maps. :) This map is somewhat inspired by maps made by Ian Silva.

A trip to Bosnia and Croatia

My family and I spent two weeks in the Balkans this summer: one week in Sarajevo and another in Trogir by the Adriatic sea. The kids really enjoyed their time in Bosnia, spending a lot of time with their cousins, but also seeing many new and exciting places and attractions. Some of the places they experienced are famous Old Town in Sarajevo, where they ate tasteful Bosnian food: the glorious ćevapi. They enjoyed wonderful (and cheap) ice cream.  We all relaxed at the Vrelo Bosne, enjoying in natures beauty and peacefulness.

At the sea we were really relaxing, forgetting about the challenges of the daily life. The girls loved playing and swimming at the beach.

 

Sådan skal livet være

To tusind år efter Augustus’ død
(you know, the artist formerly known as Gaius Octavius) 
sidder min datter og jeg
under blommetræet i bedsteforældrenes have
hun vil ikke
række mig bogen 
om russisk litteratur
og hvorfor skulle hun det
der er meget lidt relevans i dag om i dag om hvad som helst
Det eneste der gælder er leg og livets ubekymrethed
Den ideelle ferie

blommer
Blommer i mine forældres have