Commissioned by Nokia, I developed a set of 53 illustrations for 53 curated cities in their Maps Desktop Application. Here is a small selection.
There are officially 13 skycrapers in Germany.
Twelve of them are located in Frankfurt.
Madrid enjoys more cloudless days than almost any other city in Europe.
Rome has a museum which is entirely dedicated to pasta.
Warsaw has the world's narrowest house (97 cm), designed as a workspace for Israeli writer Etgar Keret.
Kriml Falls, the highest waterfall in Europe (381m), is in Vienna.
Ringed by mountains, forests and fjords, nature is never more than a 15-min train ride from the Oslo centre.
Mumbai was built by gradually uniting 7 islands
through land reclamation projects over 5 centuries.
Three babies have been born during journeys
on the London Underground (in 1925, 2008 and 2009).
Shanghai has a marriage market every weekend full of parents advertising the CVs of their unwed children.
America’s first subway system, police department,
public park and public library are all found in Boston.
The Metro in St. Petersburg is the world's deepest subway (about 100 metres).
The fastest lift in the world is in the Taipei 101 building. It travels at 1,010 metres per minute.
At a tapas bar, your bill is added up by counting the toothpicks left on your plate. So don't throw them away.
When you land in Schiphol Airport, you are actually 4 metres below sea level.