indulgence & sin

I am reading my slow, marvellous way through the Yule-Cordier edition of The Travels of Marco Polo, armed with Google Maps, Google Images, Wikipedia and the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. It is stirring up an insatiable storm of Wanderlust, and so to expiate my guilt at not PhD-ing, I am sharing my vicarious armchair travelling. Marker by annotated marker, I’m filling in a map of Marco Polo’s cities and travels —

(I am having truly debased amounts of fun hunting down sites, pictures and forgotten names of ancient cities. And the Travels themselves are, of course, terrific reading. The map will be updated as I read).

[edit] You can keep up by subscribing to the map’s RSS, which shows the associated photos in all their full-resolution glory.

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