Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Time Travel

Everyone goes to Strange Maps every now and again but it's possible to forget just how wonderful the really strange ones can be if you don't go there very often. Shown on the right is a map from 1981 distorted to show travel times (train domestically, air internationally) from London. Stranraer is apparently as far away as New York.

Now go on, I challenge you - go find a poet that would deny that particular truth.

But even more wonderfully, the discussion below that Strange Maps post led me to this: an interactive version of the Tube map which changes shape to show relative travel times depending on which station you start from. Go press Heathrow and see what happens. It's like Harry Beck on acid.

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