Monday 12 December 2011

Old maps

At my school clearing some very well used maps were thrown out in a rubbish bin.
Well yes I went to the bin and took them. I am not sure what I will be doing with them.
This is how they looked at first.
And that's after I dusted them and corrected some torn parts. It was the time that I realised I should have taken some more before the rubbish truck took the rest.
The four seasons. An amazing map in its detail.
 World discovery travels.
 The earth goes round the sun.
 1821 Revolution
 The world of the sea (I think I will put that in my summer house wall).

I have also taken a world map.


devonseaglass said...

Good for wrapping presents!

Ariadne said...

Too thick cloth paper for that! But I have used some smaller paper ones for that.

Lisa said...

There is a saying here "one mans trash is another mans treasure" it is so true.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Fantastic that you saved them from the trash bin. A lot of the images are very interesting. The fish in your beach home will be perfect. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to see what you finally make out of these! I keep 'rescuing' things too, but unfortunately, I don't often see it through to the end.

I love your blog, by the way. Glad I stumbled upon it. Greetings from India!

Ariadne said...

Thank you for your comments! I can't believe there is someone reading me in India!

Marabeth said...

Can you use the seasonal one in your classroom? It's so colorfful with many details. What a shame that we humans so readily toss things out when there are peoples/communities that have so little and would surely welcome them. I saw this done in my school too.....books, computers, chairs, desks, moutains on unused packages of handwriting paper that was considered passe, etc.....such a waste!

Anonymous said...

oh wow
what a waste to throw these away !
good for you for saving them
even if you don't find use right now
you might have the perfect idea soon !