To know Chongqing by hand-painted maps
Hand-painted map of Huguang Guild (Picture provided by Chongqing Planning Bureau)
Hand-painted map of Longmenhao (Picture provided by Chongqing Planning Bureau)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- How about appreciating the special building in Chongqing by other way – the cute hand-painted maps? Chongqing Survey Institute and Chongqing Planning Bureau first launched the program -"Hand-painted Chongqing" in April 2017, which used vivid, intuitive and dynamic hand-painted maps to introduce the noted historic and cultural city Chongqing established for 3,000 years and named for 800 years
Before painting a map, a hand-painted map designer has to go to the traditional feature area or historical and cultural block for mapping and comprehensive photography on the scene. After doing that, he can make the hand-painted map almost as authentic as the original building, which not only ensures the authenticity of the hand-painted map, but also enriches the color of the building.
After the photography and mapping, the designer will modify the color and layout of the building by picking up an appropriate angle in the area according to the actual scene, but won’t change the overall, so that the effect can offer a corresponding reference for the following repair. Meanwhile, in order to make the areas vivid, the hand-painted map of traditional feature areas needs to be company with the corresponding historical and cultural stories.
"Hand-painted Chongqing" has issued hand-painted maps for 14 sessions on historical and cultural blocks, traditional feature areas and noted historical and cultural towns, such as historical and cultural blocks of Huguang Guild, Dongshuimen, Ciyun Temple, Mishi Street and Longmenhao. In the next, after the completion of hand-painted maps for traditional feature areas, the creator of "Hand-painted Chongqing" plans to paint more maps about famous mountains, excellent buildings, bridges, counties and scenic areas of Chongqing. Citizens and tourists can follow Wechat public accounts like “重庆规划" (Chongqing Planning) and “勘测之音" (Voice of Survey) to know Chongqing from other view. (Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)