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What is it about exploration that is so appealing?

Updated: Feb 1


๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž? Maybe itโ€™s the ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ง or ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ.


it seems exploration has been inside us since the dawn of man. As a species we get angsty when stagnant, we long for a journey, we crave adventure and we are curious about what lays beyond our boarders. So we embark on quests, we travel, we explore, but in this day and age not everyone can just get up and go. ๐’๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐ข๐ฌ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž?

We fuel our wanderlust with maps. Maps provide a glimpse into what is out there by helping us gain a better understanding of the world. They provide a window to distant civilizations. Where people live, what language they speak, their beliefs, in general how they understand their world. We can physically see where we are in relation to the rest of the world, giving maps the ability to humble us. Which in turn grounds us by making us aware of the bigger picture. We can see where we are, where weโ€™ve been and where we want to go past, present and future at the same time.

๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž. We look at a map and begin to dream. Where do you want to go? Who will you meet when you get there? How much fun your going to have. Then there is the retelling of your very own epic adventure. Your own Odyssey, just like the heroโ€™s from antiquity that came before you. ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ณ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐.

Here at Creative cARTography we have a plethora of antique maps such as this 1897 map of the Untied States. If you have a place you would like to visit just inbox with your dream destination and let Creative cARTography make it a reality (in the sense of wonderment that is). And as always #mapon everyone

What is it about exploration that is so appealing?