Thursday, 22 June 2017

globo artesanal

el primero de una larga serie de globitos artesanales en madera.
quizás un día me decida a hacer una edición limitada y vender cada uno por un precio, tipo 5 euros.
la serie comenzó!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

L'Italia dAl Sud

Non soltanto l'Italia del Sud, generalmente discriminato, ma direttamente l'Italia DAL SUD! vista dal Sud, vissuta dal Sud, amata dal Sud! 

El Sur es nuestro Norte

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

babele moderna

la torre di Babele moderna

e il cielo si infuriò

beyond the south

If you just have a look to the previous post "looking south" you can find interesting geographic notions about the countries that have direct connection to Antarctica through the oceans, just going southward.
That's already quite interesting for someone interested in geo-stuffs, but what about the connections between countries beyond the south pole, that is, crossing Antarctica?

That's even more interesting!
And it's also something that captain Shackleton studied very well, for sure!
I mean, that's something that's generally difficult to visualise in an intuitive way when you look at a conventional two-dimensional map of the world: in almost all the typical world map representations the north-pole and the south-pole are open and deformed into the top edge and the bottom edge of the map.
But in reality these edges are just two points that you can cross when you follow a north (or south) perfect line. And what's beyond this point? Back to the world map! A anti-intuitive connection is now linking two countries that appear very far in the world map!

The south-pointing-line that we drew starting from an aleatory shore point in a casual country of the world, is going down in the map until it touches the bottom edge of the map, and it pops up again from another point of the map, this time going northward, and finally touching another shore line of another country.

And which country is in connection with which other country?
That can be quite interesting, indeed: for example, did you know that starting from almost every Indian shore and going south, crossing the south-pole and going straight forward you'll reach Mexico?
Here you have the southern-connection map of the world! Have a look it's interesting!

Sometimes the connections are so anti-intuitive that maybe it could be better using another map to better understand how these connections are possible.
If you look at the following map (that's simply a deformation of the previous one) you'll easily understand how these countries are connected beyond the south pole.
Enjoy the trip!


trattoria dove il personale che ci lavora è particolarmente distratto e disorganizzato, e per tanto sia la gestione che il servizio in generale risulta essere assolutamente confuso e poco efficiente.


esempio: "siamo andati a mangiare in una trattoria dove il cibo non è neanche male, ma si sbagliano con le ordinazioni, dimenticano gli ordini e servono con ritardi assurdi... insomma è una tipica distrattoria, da quanto distratti sono!"

Saturday, 3 June 2017

time zone clock

How is it possible to know the time in every part of the world with a simple gaze at any moment of the day?
Now it's easy!
Just have a look to the TIME ZONE CLOCK!

set your "hour point" in one of the time zones of this circular map of the world (for instance, the Central European Time) and you would always have a normal notion of your actual time in any moment, as with any other clock. But look better: as you know the time in your city, you can focus in Eastern Australia, or Peru, or Tanzania, or wherever you like, and you'll know immediately what time is now in that part of the world!!

Time in CET zone: 2:44 p.m.
(have a look to the central European stripe pointing 2 p.m. and to the external clock for the minutes in which the arrow is pointing 44 minutes)
Time in Eastern Australia: 11:44 p.m.
Time in Peru: 8:44 a.m.
Time in Tanzania: 4:44 p.m.

So now you have a perfect notion of all the timing at any moment in every part of the world, but as the time is passing the clock is moving. Not just the black hour-arrow but all the map associated to it!
So, all the map is turning clockwise and it's completing a entire circle in 24 hours.

This is the situation of the clock map at 9:04 p.m. in Rome, for example (12:04 a.m. in Los Angeles, 4:04 a.m. in Shanghai). As you can see all the map moved forward.

The Time Zone Clock movement is half of the speed of a normal clock (considering the hour-arrow) and a normal speed for the minute-arrow.
This clock is a perfect tool for all the people with friends and family around the world and for people working with connections in all the globe.
So just have your own Time Zone Clock!!! The time has come!
By the way... what time?
7:37 a.m. in Paris
3:37 a.m. in Rio de Janeiro
12:37 a.m. in New Dheli
4:37 p.m. in Tokyo
1:37 a.m. in New York...


Martedì così specialmente nefasto e funesto da essere considerato una calamità naturale, un disastro totale, una giornata apocalittica e truculenta.


esempio: "ieri era lunedì e già tutto andava storto, ma oggi è ancora peggio: oggi è proprio un vero mortedì!"

Thursday, 1 June 2017

looking south

Poor Antarctica continent!
Always forgotten, sometimes it even doesn't appear in the conventional maps of the world...
And when it's there, below all the other continents... it's such a strange shape... a broken white stripe crossing all the bottom of the image.
We all know that Antarctica is not a stripe: it's instead a sort of circle with a long tentacle almost reaching South America.
But when we look at a map of Antarctica, with its real shape, we generally lose all the references with the rest of the world! where's Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania? We generally have just the reference of South America, due to its proximity to the Antarctic Peninsula.

So... which lands face Antarctica's shores?
That's an interesting question, that can be turned upside down in this way: which coasts look directly to Antarctica when they point southwards? ...and of which countries?

Here you have the answer finally!
It's an answer that helps us to better understand the relative position of Antarctica inside our planets!

So, did you noticed that Mexico is one of the countries that faces the most to Antarctica when someone looks southwards from its west shores?
Also Denmark (Greenland, indeed) and Iceland have their own shores directly connected to the most-southern-continent on Earth.
And also France, but this is just thanks to its colonies around the world.

Here you have a more global map showing the world connections of Antarctica:

Or if you prefer a more conventional way to represent our planet, we can say the same thing this way:

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

best 3D political Pangea map!

Best 3D representation of the New Political Pangaea map ever!
have a look to this shperical virtual map of the political pangaea
thanks to Tomas Slavkovsky

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


invece di Monastier di Treviso...
molto meglio una versione senza limiti e senza frontiere:

io voto per il cambio del nome!