Tag Archives: Landscape

The Braes (Isle of Skye)

One of the many things I like about Scotland is the fact that even the remotest place has its own name. So, here goes: Sound of Raasay (1), Loch an Amadain (2), An Àird (3-5). Places can be found with the help of streetmap.co.uk, and Ordnance Survey helps those who care to make sense of the place names.

Landscapes and Maps

Looking at a countryside horizontally, you see what would be represented in your classic landscape picture. If you tilt your view by 90° and look straight down, what you see is something that could be appropriately represented in a map – except for the scale of course. Scale and detail would rather be a matter of distance from the ground then.

There are several examples for this kind of perpendicular view in this blog, and the feature these pictures share is a reduction in or even absence of perspective.

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Further Reading

Gottfried Boehm, “Offene Horizonte”, Wie Bilder Sinn erzeugen. Berlin: Berlin UP, 2007.