The part about Google Maps: Traveling the world from behind my desk. I suppose I’m an online Globetrotter. Google Maps and me features my ongoing collection of things I stumble upon without burning calories. Watching the world on pause allows you to see things that you might not notice otherwise. What you are possibly thinking right now: ‘But the weather, smells, sounds, people, that’s exactly what makes traveling interesting and fun!’ And you’re right. It’s just traveling from a different perspective, and I love it. 

The part about me: I’m Maaike Canne, an illustrator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I’m working in the fields of editorial and commercial illustration, murals, painting, prints and fashion- and interior product collaborations.

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All screenshots, gifs and videos are made by me using Google Maps or Google Earth.