Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Maps and memory

Several of the enjoyable conversations I had at the market were about my map boxes which attracted a lot of attention. People would pick them up and start telling me their stories about the places on the maps. One woman grew up, went to school, got married, had children and visited friends and family all over the little alter(ed) map of the North Shore of Auckland, printed in 1975 when she was a young woman there. Another couple had fun recollecting travels through the south of France (thanks to my parents I have many beautiful maps of France). Several expat Australians showed me their ex-homes on 1970s maps of Sydeney and Queensland.

What places are associated with the most pleasant memories for you?

2 comments:

jane in dunedin said...

* Waihi Beach - my Aunty's bach - long hot summer holidays and body surfing
* Hahei Beach, Coromandel - first grown up holiday away from family, just me and my school friend when we were 17ish.
* Tauwhare in the Waikato countryside - holidays with another school friend at her family's little old farm cottage

Aah youthful memories.....

zydeco fish said...

Southern Ontario, where I was born and raised, and Manhattan. I'd move to Manhattan it is was economically viable. Sadly, it is not.