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12:19pm on Sunday, 12th November, 2006:

Olde Worlde


My younger daughter has a pencil sharpener with a globe atop it. The globe is supposed to have an old world feel to it, as its interpretation of Europe demonstrates:

Elsewhere, it gets a little more hard to recognise. Here's Central America:

OK, that's not so bad. I was somewhat surprised to find out what it did with Alaska, though:

North America is joined to Asia? Here it is again, using the wonders of flash photography to make it all the more visible:

Were there ever any historical maps that did this? I find it hard to believe.

Yes, this is just a chance to show off the fact that my camera is working again.

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