If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

– Henry David Thoreau

Beautifully restored map of Clarksville, TN from 1870

Historic bird’s eye view of Clarksville, Tennessee from 1870

Beautifully restored map of Savannah, Georgia from 1891

Historic bird’s eye view of Savannah, Georgia in 1891

Beautiful bird’s eye view map of Tallapoosa, Georgia from 1892

Detailed bird’s eye view of Tallapoosa, Georgia from 1892

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Beautiful vintage map of Milford, Connecticut from 1882

Historic bird’s eye view of Milford, Connecticut in the late 19th century.

Beautifully detailed map of Medway, Massachusetts from 1887

Bird’s eye view of Medway, Massachusetts from 1887

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