Just a little thing…

A very small, quick series of drawings documenting the train trips Justin and I have taken through Europe over the past 2 months based on our much-treasured-and-gazed-at Eurail Map.  These are the beginnings of something else, however at the moment I like that they so humbly depict what was the equivalent of crossing from the west coast of the USA to the east coast, and then back again.

In two months we’ve traveled approximately 8000kms through Europe, passing through 9 countries on 25 trains, staying in 14 cities.

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– Gabrielle


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  1. #1 by achronologicalmanor on January 16, 2012 - 10:38 am

    I really like that any single line on a map, when removed from its context and without a label, still retains a ‘mappness’. The qualities of your lines are reminiscent of a coastline, a river, an international border, a road. It is all of these things at once, without being any of them at all.
    Your train journey could be a river.


  2. #2 by Gabrielle Amodeo on January 17, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Thanks for your comment! I like that, that the train journey could be a river. There is something that is inescapably map-like about those types of lines, but that they resist being properly identified. It’s interesting in relation to Jill’s recent post about the structuring of information in non-fiction/reference books; maybe it’s that there is a certain type of logic that makes sense in context, but if you remove an element of it the structure becomes almost nonsensical.

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