Monday, December 11, 2006

Different perspectives of the world

I remember the first time I saw a map with a different perspective than the traditional "Europe/Africa-centered" maps...

I didn't know my mental map of the world was so firm, because I thought this map was so... wrong... Hey, suddenly Australia was to the left on the map... And as European I suddenly realized that in most maps, we're always in the center.

Sometimes it's not so bad to look at the world with a little different perspecitve... How about this?


Annika said...

:-))) Me too, I thought it looked so wrong, totally "off". Now one is more used to see the map like that.

Ha, ha...Upside down would be interesting.

Matildas fikarum said...

Don't worry, in Australia you get world maps with Australia in the center. Now THAT looks weird.