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Born in Wallachia, grown in Bavaria, currently living in the south of Paris. I started drawing maps of made-up countries and SketchUp models of medieval streets and squares age 7, bird's-eye views of made-up cities and baroque palaces age 9, when I also had a weird obsession with building historical buildings out of paper. Age 11 I was known for having brought my favorite 600-page world atlas on a school trip to Austria. Age 12 I was drawing maps of fictional Central European towns with a "historical approach", using pencil and rubber. Starting age 13 I felt too cool to pursue these hobbies and only heavily focused on the history and urbanism of the city of Bucharest - until I found OGF age 17.

Sources that inspired my geofiction work

Bastion Forts

  • BALDI, Francesca (2012). La Scienza delle Armi. Luigi Ferdinando Marsili 1658-1730. Bologna: Edizioni Pendragon.
Detailed "handbook on how to create fortifications" by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili;
Description of bastion fortifications;
How to create bastion forts with illustrations;
Models of bastion fort types;

City Planning

  • CHOAY, Françoise (2014). L'urbanisme, utopies et réalités. Une anthologie. Paris: Éditions Points.
Description of utopian city concepts from the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • HOWARD, Ebenezer (1902). Garden Cities of To-morrow. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
Introducing the Garden City concept, essential for urban design;
  • Krier, Leon (1985). Albert Speer. New York: The Monacelli Press.
Overview of the mostly never built urban and architectural works of Albert Speer, the main architect in the 3rd Reich;
  • PAQUOT, Thierry (2010). Les faiseurs des villes. Gollion: Infolio.
Collection of texts written by city planners from the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • SCHNEIDER, Christian (1979). Stadtgründung im Dritten Reich: Wolfsburg und Salzgitter. Ideologie, Ressortpolitik, Repräsentation. München: Verlag Moos.
New cities during the 3rd Reich, with focus on KdF-Stadt Wolfsburg and Hermann-Göring-Stadt Salzgitter - how they developed during the postbelic years;


How to design gardens "à la française";
Descriptions and plans of the different types of parks and gardens of the 18th century;


Plans and architectural descriptions of the Athonite monasteries and sketes;
Old plans of fortifications in Hungary and Europe;
  • OLTEAN, Radu (2019). Cetăți, castele și alte fortificații din România. Volumul II, secolul al XVI-lea. Bucharest: Humanitas.
Reconstructions, plans and descriptions of fortifications in Romania (very visual);

Elements of my mapping which are traced

This list contains elements of my own mapping (bigger than one single building) traced from old satellite images or historical maps. I used to use the tracing technique especially in 2017-2018.