Streets of Ankh-Morpork

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Streets of Ankh-Morpork

Postby Andrew Böber » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:34 pm

Just having great joy looking through Stephen Briggs and TP's "The Streets of Ankh-Morpork" again. It adore this map. It's better still when unfolded in the Edwardian veneer of my work office - a place which looks more and more like it has been decorated by Commander Vime's, which at least explains my method of filing (i.e. the floor).

I proudly have the clarecarft Ankh-Morpork Coat of Arms plaque hanging on a wall for my degree certs and chartered bunff. If anyone asks I just say it is a family crest - there has only be one member of staff so far who has clocked what is actually it.

Altogether I am not sure if this equates to me being an extremely sad sort of person, though if it does than it is one which paradoxically makes me happy.

There is certainly an hint of Ankh-Morpork when you work in a zoo. Your feet tend to navigate you around the place wearing an old pair of boots on autopilot; the air is often thick with pungent odours that could be described as interestingly engaging insofar as you’d want an immediate divorce with your sense of smell, let alone the custody rights to its lingering memory; the sense of fashion is influenced by varies centuries whilst never deciding what the present timeline actually is; your not sure where the animals end and the people start or the people start and the animals end, much the same as where people start and people end and animals start and animals end; no one really trusts wizards

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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:51 pm

I've always been in two minds about my Discworld maps. On the one hand I'd like to get them framed and put on the wall - on the other hand, I'd hate to destroy them by doing so. Yes, I could buy extra maps. But then I'd probably need a bigger flat for the wall space I'd need. :roll:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:53 pm

Um, don't you have two, really? one in AZ??? With a certain Mistress in Pain...? :lol:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:11 pm

I have the Streets of Ankh-Morpork up on the wall in my bedroom (formerly my office) but it's not done any justice in there, although it did do sterling service as something to look at and make me smile whilst I was in still in gainful employment. :lol:

However, my Mappe of the Discworld is a different matter and has a unique and fitting place to be displayed...

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I've posted these before but the thread's buried somewhere in last year :lol: My dad made it for me about 6 years ago and I've now got it in the living room (pictures were taken in the conservatory/gardening tool dump :oops: ). The Mappe itself will need to be replaced soon as it's faded rather badly, but maybe I'll save that for the conference and get the new one signed :D
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:15 pm

wow :o
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:31 pm

It's lovely isn't it? :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:55 pm

yes it is :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:38 pm

He was brilliant with wood my dad :cry: :lol:
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Postby Andrew Böber » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:29 am

That really is an amazing piece.

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Postby MissTeatime » Fri May 21, 2010 6:34 pm

If only wood didn't hate me, then I'd make something like that. :shock:

My map of Ankh-Morpork graces the door to my room. I'm looking forward to seeing the reactions of our guests at my graduation party in two weeks' time. :lol:
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Postby Quark » Wed May 26, 2010 9:04 am

I don't have the map :( I think I'd probably hang it up if I did. I've also got a map of the internet blu-tacked up next to my desk. :lol:
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Postby mystmoon » Wed May 26, 2010 9:46 am

where's google?
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Thu May 27, 2010 11:17 am

Probably in America. Other side of the page :lol:

That ...map... is ....brilliant, Jan. Your very lucky to have a dad like that :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 27, 2010 11:25 am

:D I was very lucky Ponder. Sadly he's not with us anymore - except he is 'cos me, mum and all my sisters have all kinds of stuff he made for us (or mended/'improvised') in our respective houses :P
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:32 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:I have the Streets of Ankh-Morpork up on the wall in my bedroom (formerly my office) but it's not done any justice in there, although it did do sterling service as something to look at and make me smile whilst I was in still in gainful employment. :lol:

However, my Mappe of the Discworld is a different matter and has a unique and fitting place to be displayed...

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and

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I've posted these before but the thread's buried somewhere in last year :lol: My dad made it for me about 6 years ago and I've now got it in the living room (pictures were taken in the conservatory/gardening tool dump :oops: ). The Mappe itself will need to be replaced soon as it's faded rather badly, but maybe I'll save that for the conference and get the new one signed :D


I just have to say that is truly awesome.
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