The following chart by the Financial Times reminds me of the famous Napoleon Russian Campaign map:
I also love it when geographical data, in this case average house price data by region, are plotted without a map. If plotted on a map, the relative prices are typically differentiated by color. On this chart, they are encoded in the heights of the columns. Our brains are just not wired to translate color differences into numeric differences so every time we can avoid color scales, we should.
Like Minard's chart, multiple dimensions are comfortably accommodated. The location along the river bank. The north/south orientation of the location. The "width" of a neighborhood.
A minor quibble is with the choice of data series. I wonder if price per square feet would be a better metric. One can also try a relative scale (indexed to the average).