Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hey, San Francisco's Bush Street is now Obama Street! Hooray! Can we make it permanent?

Festivals this weekend include the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (celebrated properly in Scotland) and Australia's annual cow race. (Can you train cows to race?)

As the latest Israel/Palestine conflict eases up, it's worth looking at a really interesting collection of maps showing the various borders throughout the years.

Your final geographical tidbit (with a tiny bit of spookiness) comes to you via Coilhouse's article on the underground city (cities?) of Derinkyu. It's amazing and eerie and alien.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm in San Francisco and was delighted to see this mini instance of urban renewal - and then to see it on the news and blogosphere, too! Yay for streets o' progress.