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This was my neighborhood while I was in college. As I didn't have money for riding the subway I spent almost all my time in the area between Union Square and Washing Square. Astor Place, in the bottom right corner, was also the last place I worked while I was living in NYC.



Here's the same photo, just a little bit closer so I can make some notes. See the previous photo on a little commentary on when exactly this photo might have been taken.

crepuscular rays at dawn on a summery morning

Pink Party drag show on NY Eve - The Overture Center

Map of London from memory. No reference books. No computer. Lots of rubbing out.


(tiny confession - I couldn't remember whether there was a bridge at Chiswick. I dotted it in, and then filled the line when I'd confirmed)


Next time, I'll use a bigger sheet of paper and try to write smaller and neater. Then I might be able to fit things where they should go.


I started with the river, and tried to build it around there.


Inspired by the From memory group.

I thought I'd keep a track of where I'd taken my photos on Flickr.

All true stories. I can't believe so many memories exist in one screen full of the map. I wish Google Maps had this kind of annotation.


Here's the live Google Maps URL I used to grab this image of Placentia, California.

hypothetically speaking, is it a good thing to win the fish that is green 'round the gills?

I bless the light,

I bless the light that lights on you believe me.

And though you're gone,

You're with me every single day, believe me.


Days - Ray Davies

Village Green Preservation Society 1968

i heard that springtime should be arriving sometime later this year. I'm looking forward to it.

Taken from Arthur Road in Wimbledon Park, SW19. I was really surprised to discover that you can see most of London's most famous landmarks from a spot miles out in Zone 3 in SW London.


Best seen bigger...

Inglewood, California - I lived here through 5th grade. You'll find 25 little stories on this map, including the one-time home of Bruce Lee and events from the childhood of a little monster. When I lived here there were no zip codes: It was Inglewood 4, California. Area Code 213. Our phone number was PL4-xxxx (the PL stood for PLeasant).


1) My blog 2) Early 60s Hawthorne Home Page 3) geotagged


This is my first attempt at a memory map and it charts my time at university (from 1996-1999) and the year after when Fay was still there.


I would highly recommend this concept, it's fun and just making it has brought back a lot of memories.


Roll over the notes for details. I must thank Google Maps for the image.

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The locations of 41389 geotagged flickr images plotted on a World Map. Each red dot represents 1 or more GeoTagged image.


Data obtained from and plotted via


Snapshot taken on 17-8-05


btw if this image looks familiar, its because i accidentlally deleted it, and had to reupload it, sorry to the people who had commented on it previously.

Feel free to add comments if you have any memories of this area.


Most the the places I've indicated here are in the center of the comment. The smallest comment blocks are about a third of a mile per side.

No reference books. No computer. I intended a time limit of 20 minutes, but decided I'd done enough in 10.

I absolutely adore Google for the information they dole out so freely.


Map it.

Feel free to add comments if you have any memories of this area.

I wrote a new GreaseMonkey script for FireFox that lets you GeoTag your images via Google Earth. You can find out how to use the script here.


Fly to this location (Google Earth required)


**UPDATE** 19th August 2010 - Ive updated the GM script to work with new photo page

One of Charlie's current fascinations is shoes. He loves shoes. If it was legal for a toddler to marry, and then for a toddler to marry an inanimate object, and then for a toddler to marry an inanimate object in the state of Iowa - he'd marry a shoe. Then he'd probably move to Utah where he'd marry multiple shoes and live happily ever after with hundreds of them. Charlie puts shoes onto his small wide feet hundreds of times each day. Daddy's shoes, Mommy's shoes, Charlie's shoes. The shoes down by the garage entrance, the shoes in Mommy and Daddy's closet; any shoe anywhere.


My sister happened upon these slippers at the Dollar Store recently and figured that they might fit the bill for the combination of Charlie's "I DO MYSELF!" and his shoe passion. Oh, and his aminal adoration. And his growing language capabilities. For a buck, that's quite a deal.


Beeeee. Suessssss.


That's what these are. Charlie's Beeee.Suessssss. And near as I can tell, this is how they work: Slip on. Slip off. Slip on. Watch your toes wiggle in there under the wings. Slip off. Check your toes to see if they have wings attached to them. Slip on. Run through the kitchen to the window to see how fast the Beeee.Suesssss. will carry you. Slip off. Line up a few trucks on the floor. Line up some trucks against your Beeee.Suessssss. Slip on. Move your feet away from the military straight line of trucks to evaluate the situation. Sit down on Aunt Beppie's lap for a picture of your Beeeee.Suesssss. Rinse. Repeat.

Mouse over the annotations on this photo to see the URL for my Flickr photos taken at those locations.


UPDATE: There is a much better way to do this now--check out my mapped photos at

NJ on the left, Manhattan in the center, Bronx top-right, Brooklyn & Queens to the right.


The southern tip of Manhattan is known as Lower Manhattan or Downtown. You can just make out the buildings. That section is tiny compared to Midtown, located in the dead center, south of Central Park. You can clearly make out this next massive wave of towering skyscrapers.


I possess an inexplicable fetish for city waterfront skylines (Hong Kong is my #1). This satellite view as well as aerial views bring a whole new level of presenting how huge and tall New York City is.


Here's a link to the Google Map.

Go to Google maps, put in your address, and voila...

This large retail development near Birmingham, Alabama by Bayer Properties is serving as a model for major retail "lifestyle centers" nationwide.

Looking up toward the skylight at the Overture Center. Taken during The Pink Party on New Year's Eve.

long beach long island

it's good to be the birthday queen

Also known as Hacienda Heights. By the way, I don't live in the higher income area. The red arrow is a little off, check the note to find my house.


Thanks to Oso for helping me find something else to procrastinate with, and to Google for providing the satellite images.

Charlie and his friend Ava make up a very fun game at the beach shower-off station.

Brick Lane by CCTV. There's more CCTV cameras on the Brick than there is rubbish bins. And we've got photos of them all.

I was a student at Berkeley for a year and a half in the early 1960s and then quit school and went to work for the Physics Department, where I worked for 4 years until I got married and was expecting our first child.

The isthmus of Madison has Lake Mendota on the north and Lake Menona on the south. They're two of the four lakes in the Yahara River chain, which you can see in the upper right corner. Feel free to add your notes or make a comment.

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