Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

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I'm curious where people create memory palaces. Do you create them inside buildings, walking around town, inside stores...?

Most of mine are outside, with a couple of shorter ones inside coffee shops.

Also, where do you keep your list of things to do? Do you have a specific journey for that?

I have one 10-step journey that I use for quick things like shopping lists, but I'd like one journey specifically for a to-do list, and another one for debating: storing another person's arguments while they are speaking so that each point can be addressed without taking notes. Has anyone tried something like that?

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Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

All of my journeys are around towns i have either lived in or visited. Most of my journeys include going into buildings at some point but I do like to keep my locations well spaced out so I wouldn't say this was a loci/roman room hybrid.
I do keep some specific journeys for the Spoken numbers event in competitions and only ever use them for that.

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Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

I don't have a set method, yet. I am definitely feeling the lack. I feel like I need to sit down and come up with a list of my loci...

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Re: Where Do You Like to Create Memory Journeys/Palaces?

I've been experimenting with completely imaginary memory palaces, ideally I would like to eventually come up with a system for building floors into an imaginary skyscraper, which will be as tall as I want, as many skyscrapers as I want.

Haven't had much success with this though, so if anyone has ideas on building imaginary memory palaces I'd love to hear them!

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