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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Map of Hyde Park

This map of Hyde Park is on the notice boards at the entrances to the park.

This is of course Hyde Park in Hyde and not its more famous namesake almost 200 miles away in London.

There is something cartographically unusual or unconventional about this map. I wonder if someone can guess what it is?

OK, I won't keep you waiting. It is simply that South is at the top of the map and North at the bottom.


Hope said...

Very unusual to print a map in that manner with south & north at opposites!


probably i wouldnt have been able to guess what it was, but thanks for pointing it out - a good trivia question

Kelly said...

Aha! Thank you for pointing that out! It looks like a lovely park! Is it well-used?

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Yes, upside down. I had a look at my AA Street by Street map of Manchester, which calls it Flowery Field, not Hyde Park.
Our town map of Oliver is printed sideways with North to the right side of the map.

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