A map of Singles

A map of Singles - student project

Singles is a French little village where I spent my weekends between 3 and 8 years old.

The names are written in French but the map name. Here are the translations and some explanations : 

La Forêt cassée  : The Broken Forest 

In 1999 we had a big storm in France. Many forests have been destroyed and a lot of trees fell on the roads. The village is surrounded by forests so this county kept scars of this time.

Le Vieux Chalet : The Old Chalet

At the entrance of the village there was this old Chalet. As you can imagine in a child imagination this can create a lot of stories !

La Chasse Aux Tétards : The Tadpoles Hunt

In the center of the village, there was a fountain filled by tadpoles. One of our favorite games was to catch some of them, keep them in a bucket and watch them grow.

Le Mont Aux Vers Luisants : The Glowing Worms Mount

I remember laying in the herbs next to the garage watching the sky with my dad, waiting for shooting stars. A family of Glowing worms joined us. In my 7 years old eyes it was magical living beings !


The West road leads to "Le Pays Inconnu" (Nowhere Land). As I never been further in this direction I don't know what's behind.

The East path leads to "Les Bois" (The Woods) where my Dad spent a lot of time watching the birds and the trees.

The South road leads to "La Guinguette" (The Tavern) where we went down to eat Pork on the Spit once a year.


In this part of France there are lot of mountains so the road is doing a lot of laces.

The specific stone from Auvergne is the Volvic Stone that is in a dark grey color. The Church and some houses were made of these.

In the foreground we can see the Puy de Dôme ( ... that is in reality much far away than that place but the city where I spent my weeks was at the foot of this mountain) 

I represent a child playing with a kite because it is one of my best memories of this time.

Our country house was separated from the other houses and was quite big in comparison because we had a barn next to the dwelling.

On the left of the habitation I represented the old well, the big tree, the vegetable garden and the rusty swing. It's fun to see how big can be our memory, I have perfect image of all this things ! 


For the imaginary part I represent legends I heard when I was a child. The ghost of the cimetery, the witch flying over the mountains, the Gevaudan Wolf. I wanted to add more but I didn't want to surcharge the image.


For the Map Name I put some cards, a picture of my dad and a cockchafer. Games, Family and Nature.


I had a lot of fun doing this class ! I learnt a lot of things, thanks a lot Ira Marks !! 

A map of Singles - image 1 - student project


A map of Singles - image 2 - student project

A map of Singles - image 3 - student project

A map of Singles - image 4 - student project

A map of Singles - image 5 - student project

A map of Singles - image 6 - student project