Pic: This A-Z map of Dublin made from aerial views on Google Maps is just terrific
A great idea, brilliantly executed.
If you've visited enough Irish homes, particularly in rural areas, you may well have come across a picture of the home and the surrounding areas as captured from overhead.
James Kelleher's grandparents lived in one such home in Monaghan, where, according to James' blog, back in the 1970s, an amateur pilot with a keen business sense took to the skies and took a series of photographs of the houses below.
He then went door to door to sell the photos to the occupants of the houses, including James' grandparents, and with some success too.
Inspired by the idea and by something known as the Aerial Bold project, James spent a not insignificant amount of time scouring Google Maps to find aerial images to create an entire alphabet of buildings and landmarks in Dublin.
It was well worth the effort. Recognise any of the letters below?
The pictures above are just screenshots of James' work, but if you go onto his blog, you can click into each individual photo to see it on Google Maps and even suggest alternative co-ordinates to suit each letter if you so wish.
You'll do well to better what James has already put together, mind; it might look as easy as ABC but we imagine it was far more difficult than that.
Thanks to James Kelleher for his help with this one