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Train of Thoughts

Sadie sketched this fellow passenger while riding the subway in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then added the phrase "there is no train like a train of thought" ending with the pun "but you may believe otherwise if you are from Locomotiv, Moscow." Her own thought train led her to finish the work by adding a map of Russia and the surrounding territory. When looking at the drawing for the first time, my train led me to investigate the word Locomotiv. In fact this word has an important association with the city as it's the name of a football team and stadium. During the Soviet era the team was owned by the Ministry of Railways and considered part of the Voluntary Sports Society open to railroad and transportation workers.

2010-10-14 : Moscow, Russia via Cambridge, Massachusetts : Sadie Scheffer

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More maps of Pionersk

Earlier in the week we posted some maps of Pionersk drawn by Jessica when she was visiting the area. She sent us a few more that we'd like to share with you as well.

2010-03-00 : Pionersk, Kaliningrad, Russia : Jessica Grosman

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About 10 Roads

Jessica sent us a great collection of maps she drew while volunteering in Russia at the age of 19. We're sharing a few here today, but will include a few more tomorrow as well. Jessica sent us a little background information on the area: "The Kaliningrad province used to be East Prussia. Since 1991 it is separated from 'Big Russia,' as the locals call the rest of Russia, by the reinstated republics of Poland and Lithuania. It's a little Russian exclave in the EU. Pionersk is a small town on the Baltic Sea. There are about 10 roads in Pionersk but most people travel using the network of footpaths. That's what I tried to map."

2010-03-00 : Pionersk, Kaliningrad, Russia : Jessica Grosman

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Job Interview

Sarah writes, "My friend Brandon drew me this map of how to get to my job interview. The building was directly across the street from the Kremlin, but I was so new to Moscow, I wasn't even sure I could find that. This was very helpful, and I got the job! I realize that attaching a Google map would have been much simpler, but this way was infinitely more time wasting." We'd prefer "infinitely more interesting" or something along those lines, but we love the comparison.

2008-08-04 : Moscow, Russia : Sarah Callahan

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