We can’t decide which we love more: Old maps that show our neighborhood as it used to be, or new maps that tickle our funny bone. We stumbled upon these recently and thought you’d enjoy them as much as we did.
DC neighborhoods in 1937
We enjoy the skewed perspective of this 1937 DC neighborhoods map, discovered and scanned by Ghosts of DC. What we now know as the Van Ness area is shown here as Fernwood Heights.
“One does not simply walk into Rock Creek Park”
This Tolkien-style map of DC is the creation of Stentor Davidson, and prints and posters are available for sale at his Etsy store. We’re certain that any Hobbit would feel right at home in Forest Hills, especially here.
But if you venture into Rock Creek Park, heed Gandalf’s warning: Stay on the path.
If all that adventuring has you craving second breakfast or elevensies, Thrillist has a map for you.
“Next stop: Bread Furst”
Restaurants replace station names in this DC Metro map reimagined by Thrillist. The site chose eateries within a mile or two of each Metro station, and Bread Furst got the nod for the Van Ness stop.
Since some people make a hobby of visiting every Metro stop, visiting each restaurant on this list seems like a worthy goal, right?