Beijing addresses can be cryptic, particularly when the place you’re looking for is in a compound down some tiny, barely-marked alley.
I did this map to our place in December 2011, to help guests find their way to the Christmas dinner party we hosted. I did it first in pencil and then in ink. Landmarks are there to guide you past whichever shops or notable places on the way, e.g. the apple is for a fruit store, a boot for a shoe shop, etc.
MAP TO THE VINE LEAF
I put this next map together for the first Beijing Open Reading — hosted by The Vine Leaf, a cozy little pub/restaurant conveniently located around the corner from our place! (This, of course, was not an accident!) It still needed its own map, though, this one done in a bit more detail.
The method and medium remain the same.