Friday, September 2, 2011

Where Is Gotham City in 'Batman'?


With countless comic book issues and movie adaptations of Batman, Gotham should feel like a real city by now, one which you just can't place on a map. So where is Gotham City? 

Credit: Fledgling Otaku
Why it's the Big Apple itself! 

Credit: Canada Bedbugs
New York City had been called Gotham way before the first Batman comic was published. In 1807, Washington Irving likened the metropolis to a place called Gotham in England. The name has stuck ever since and several establishments in the city have christened themselves so. Spotting one such establishment in a telephone directory, comic book writer Bill Finger decided to lift the name into the Batman world. 

Credit: Frank Jacobs
All subtlety was thrown out the window for The Dark Knight poster in 2008:


Now an NYC councilor is moving to officially nickname his city Gotham.

With its art-deco buildings, Cincinnati has all the makings of Gotham City too. It is serving as a film location for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman sequel.

Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati has the same design as the bridges in NYC and Gotham City. Credit: Tim Clewis

Welcome to the City of Gotham

0 comments:

Write for us

We're on the lookout for people with a special kind of wanderlust. Ever been to a place straight out of a book, movie, music video or TV show? Or just have something to say about travel? Consider this your soapbox for that.

We pay $15 via PayPal to creative souls who can pen a 500-word article in the vein of our early posts here. We'd be happy to give you byline as well as room to explore topics you've been burning to write.

Interested? Send us a pitch in the contact form.

About

Imagined places, fantastic locales, dream lands, fictional settings...

Places of Fancy will point where they are.

Contact us

Name

Email *

Message *

  © 'Photoblog II' by ourblogtemplates.com

Back to TOP