Tuesday, 5 July 2016

vis-à-vis

We thought that this chart illustrating from the perspective of the Americas of what’s across the oceans was pretty nifty, especially considering how our place in the world and our relation to others is easily skewed and sometimes we loom much larger in our heads than is advisable. Click the images to enlarge.  Day-dreaming on the beach is probably a far more effective tool to ground oneself and also to connect across continents, but—curious, I wanted to see if there was an African/Eurasian centered map that might better show what we might be facing on the shores of the Bay of Biscay.
Latitudinally, it’s comforting to know that beyond the horizon (the line dividing sea and sky only pushes out one’s gaze on flat land only about five kilometers before the curvature of the Earth overtakes us, distance≈3.57 x √height) lies Nova Scotia. It’s pretty noteworthy, too, that Chile has an unobstructed view of itself.