Do you remember first seeing a map of the world? What about the first time you really spun a globe with gusto to see where your finger would land?

Maps have a fascinating place in our history and the way we think about the world around us. They capture our attention like nothing else and show us the world of possibility out there.

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Today we take a different approach to our Saturdays Around the World series and take you to London on a journey literally around a globe, well several globes really.

It turns out, handmade globes and globe making are a dying art form. Bellerby & Co. Globemakers is one of the last places keeping alive this beautiful craft.

Join us as we take a journey around the globe and learn a little more about this beautiful and spellbinding art form with one of EWC’s Favorite YouTube channels, Great Big Story.

If you’re after more like that, go check out Great Big Story on YouTube. A dive into their content will leave you optimistic and full of new knowledge.

There really is something captivating about a beautifully made globe. The stories they tell, the endless possibility they represent.

I always find it remarkable to look back at how maps have evolved as our understanding of this planet has grown. It is a wonderful reminder of how far we have come and how much there is yet to discover. In exploration, we are only beginning to dive to the depths of our oceans and truly understand the worlds beneath the waves. We have just scratched the surface when it comes to surveying the species hidden in the planet’s most remote places. We are still in an age of discovery.

Let’s take a moment to cherish the handmade, appreciate our history, and most of all take in where we are headed.

By the way, if you are a regular follower of our Saturdays Around the World series, make sure to tune in tomorrow for a very special piece about a project that is highlighting the threads of connection that link us all!

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “The Globemakers: Craft with a Modern Spin.” YouTube. Great Big Story, 08 Aug. 2016. Web. 02 Sept. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZNttCIdsGg>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV