Showing posts from October, 2013

Quirky and Scary Photos from Oaxaca, Mexico

Today was my third day spent in the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. In preparation for Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)—and Halloween—I thought I would share just a few quirky and/or scary photos that I took today.

(This first one is definitely just quirky—an inventive sign for a sandwich shop?)

Westeros = Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

Back in August, my family and I went west to Prince of Wales Island (POW) to go camping at a cabin on Sdéiyi Héeni—known in English as Staney Creek. I was reading George R. R. Martin's book A Game of Thrones at the time, and at one point I had a thought:

POW looks quite a bit like Westeros—the main setting of Martin's series.

I then decided to compare the two in a map, as I did in the past with Alsace and Southeast Alaska. Here is the result:

The Five Most Popular of Five Hundred Posts

I felt I needed to write something special to celebrate the five hundredth blog post on Peter's Publisher. I assume it's going to be a long time until I write the next five hundred posts—several years, I'm sure—and that's assuming that I continue writing on this blog. In lieu of finding a topic special enough, though, I've decided to celebrate the blog itself by pointing to my five most popular posts from my five years and five months of blogging here.

These are my most popular blogposts of all time, by page views:

5. "Alaska's Revenge" (27 November 2011)—1266 views

This post is one of my favorites—a simple cartographic satire of how Alaska is often treated in maps of the United States. It benefitted most in terms of views from being featured on the blog Strange Maps. At least, the image of my creation was featured on Strange Maps, and I left a comment directing readers to my blog for further explanation.