It has been brought to my attention by the city cartographers that we are missing street names in The Gut and Academy of Industry.
Well? What are they?
the street from the great fire memorial to the railway tracks is West Abney Parkway.
the lane that goes from the sandbox to the wall where Huxley Hall used to be in Moreau Lane.
Take a gander at it here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/14310679@N05/5669593356/sizes/l/
*snerks at one of the tags*
Do we have anything honoring James Watt? And/or we could honor some other prominent Victorian scientists? *grin*
oh yes! let’s have Watt Way, they when someone asks for directions, we can tell em to take Watt Way…… :-)
only if the intersection is Ware Place.
Barbarino? Is that you?
Hugh & Wenn.
I love you. :)
As I recall, Who is on the corner of Watt and Ware. Or am I thinking of the house on Pooh Corner?
I don’t know!
Excellent idea, Miss Book. Such as…
Augusta Ada Byron (Lady Lovelace)
Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake (1840 – 1912) was an English physician, teacher and feminist. She was one of the first female doctors in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, a leading campaigner for medical education for women and was involved in founding two medical schools for women, in London and in Edinburgh, where she also started a women’s hospital.
Also, writer of fiction Mary Shelley.
Character in fiction: Olga Romanoff
The first significant female mad scientist–possibly the first at all–is the titular character in George Griffith’s Olga Romanoff (1893-1894). The novel, a sequel to Griffith’s The Angel of the Revolution (1893), is set in the future and is about the efforts of Olga, the last of the Romanoffs, to overthrow the Aerians, the master race which rules the world. Toward this end Olga Romanoff builds a supersubmarine and a fleet of airships, drugs two high-ranking Aerians and Khalid (a powerful Muslim ruler) and makes all them her mind-controlled lovers, and fights a number of bloody, losing battles against the Aerians.
2. Liberty St. (known locally as The Walk)
3. Short Ditch
4. Dupin Lane
5. Fairbairn St. (known locally as Cutthroat Alley)
6. Crumb St.
Yes on Fairbairn, next alley to the west. leads under an arch to the glue factory. nice place for a mugging.
::chuckles:: Short Ditch sounds appropriate for 3.
Yes on Merryman Street. #5.
Nom Nom Nom Way.
*notices odd looks*
You’re no fun! *Seconds vote for Cookie Street*
I’d like to see a few more *literal* names in some of the streets: Wall Street, Cliff Street,West Gate, Green Ridge, that sort of thing. Makes it feel older.
Also Scholar’s Lane seems to be disputed. Originally ot was next to Miss Lubezki’s place and then on Doctor Watson’s map it moved to where 12 is now. Seems to have moved back. Should it be changed?
The green line to the left of 4 is where Cleanslate has put in steps for the skytram. You put in street paving. Should this be a street?
Green line left of 5 is marked as a street (though no paving as yet)
Is there a name for the Academy Square?
2 Memorial Lane (this is where the Great Fire Memorial sits)
3 West Rising
5 Merryman Street
6 Drop Street
Thinks 7,8 & 9 should all be one street. Watch Run.
10 Booth Alley (or Toll Alley)
11 Thinks it needs a name like Sisyphus St, in honour of Victor’s inability to build something and finish it.
12 Stumbledown Lane
13 Dead Run
not sure why it got moved on Watson’s map. i put it back where it’s always been.
6 has a name, but i’ve been advised not to say it.
Oh? By whom?
Is that Russian?
I am so confused…
Re Scholar’s Lane: less a dispute, more a random cockup on my part.
What’s the name of the priest there’s a memorial to at 16? One of the streets there should be named for him.
Also #1: Osgoode Way
The Memorial’s for a Priest? Doesn’t mention one.
I lie. You have to click on it and it gives you a notecard:
In Memory of Father Daniel Ruthorford
Who rose up above the chaos of a terrible event
Who saw to it that all within the city were safe and fed
Who restored order and calm
Who began the rebuilding
We raise this monument in his memory
May his rational mind never be forgot.
One of the streets should be Ruthorford way or some such, don’t you think?
I would have said the park should be Rutherford Park then.
Didn’t all the residents of Croatoan St move to parts unknown?
hmmm. very american, but intriguing.
I like this street name.
why are you standing so close?
Because you smell damn good.
Now now, darling, no frightening mummy’s toys.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM?!
What is wrong with any of us? *notices the odd looks* oh, I’m sorry, I thought we were asking unanswerable questions of the universe.
It’s your aftershave.
That Eau de Wiggyfish gets them every time!
They abandoned their property, and only left a marker on the plot.
#6 Jump Street
oh wait. then my shop would be 24 Jump Street….
how about #6 Croatoan Alley?
The clockwinder claims that street has a name, but has been expectantly cagey about it.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Mystery Street?
careful, there’s feral muppets roaming there
Nice dating of yourself, there, Jed. Johnny Depp thanks you.
someone throw me an earworm remover.
…and you date yourself for getting it without prompting.
entertaining reading .. see link below
I Think Merryman should be a Blvd . or Avenue
Definition: A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.
that is definately not a boulevard or avenue.
Well that’s too bad Clockwinder as THE MAN WAS not just Some street !
feeling inclined to renaming lobachevsky street today.
i think he would be embarrassed by something grander, really. we did meet.
nods, Well I do not agree , but then we all do know what people think about assumptions.
I just think of him and think Ave… as being cooler then a Street .. just mho ..
Look Many folks Do know .. he was GOOD friend of Mine and No I did not meet him.
Point … its Your Joint ……:)
I would agree with Tenk.
as i said it’s tenk’s joint …..
really makes no difference .. in the big picture to me .. kids .
If I lived on Butt Hole Lane, the first thing I would do is move!
…and that would be why i don’t go on bus tours with americans
naaa. Build a wave pond, and you could be a Butt Hole Surfer.
(for you young people, it’s a band.)
My my my. Puts me in mind of my University of Texas days…and their lead is the son of Mr Peppermint, if that means inneythang to inneybuddy…
That link reminds me of Gay Head in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Most obviously not named for the more common modern usages of the words, but you often get the more immature tourists giggling and taking pictures next to the sign.
Indeed Yang ! :)
So pretty and witty and gay!
And I pity, anyone that isn’t me to-daaaaaaaay!
Like Mr Pearse, I’m all for names that have some link to the function or history of a street. How about…
2 Temple Hill (as was)
3 Sheep Lane
4 Excise Street (has warehouse, close to iron bay, city gates, and station)
6 World’s End Lane / World’s End Passage (Nicked from Bristol maps, ’cause it feels like one!)
7 Hotwells Street (again, nicked from site of spring similar to sweetwater sq)
8 Emporium Passage
9 Halfway Street
10 Going with Mr Pearse, how about Tollbooth Street?
13 Gravechurch Street
15 Mill Lane or Miller Lane
16 Green Square
17 Cryer street (er, due to being near the lookout?)
Temple Hill is good. Yes I like that.
Also Gravechurch street.
Some sparks left over from our last naming exercises.
Street names: Chambers, Close, Common, Court, Crescent, Docks, Embankment, Estate, Fair, Gardens, Gate, Green, Grove, Hill, Lane, Manor, Meadows, Mews, Parade, Parish, Park, Place, Road, Row, Run, Square, Strand, Street, Terrace, Vicarage, View, Walk, Yard.
(And more) Arch, Crossing, Alley, Bank, Branch, Causeway, Chink, Circuit, Cloister, Course, Cove, Culvert, Cutting, Dispatch, Ditch, Gap, Grade, Grotto, Haunt, Hill, Junction, Loop, March, Meandering, Mound, Passage, Passing, Path, Promenade, Rambling, Slough, Snuggery, Stretch, Track, Transit, Trending.
Modifiers: Black, East, Greater, Lesser, Little, Lower, High, Mount, North, Old, South, Stoke, Upper, West.
And some namesakes:
o.O Parish is more the same thing as a county rather than a road or path or way, isn’t it? At least down here it is. We don’t call them counties here, but parishes.
Yes, parish is the congregational boundary of a church.
“Malaprop Mews” definitely gets my vote.
I like ones that roll off the tongue: Brassey Passing. Pupin Close. Trescothick March.
O.o Trescothick March rolls off the tongue? I think it just more or less tumbled and messily dribbled off of mine.
Pilgrims Path is not part of Montgolfier Quay. That makes no sense. (that street name never made any sense, but…)
the south edge of the block of land between count von zepplin and telford canals is now navigable by water.
Is dere a Nikola Tesla street anywhere in town?
2. Madness Climb
Love this direction! Screwpolisher Court, Banking Pin Close, Broaching Vise Way, Balance Caliper Street.
More: Allen, Awl, Backsaw, Bar, Bit, Bob, Box, Box-Joint, Cable, Calculator, Caliper, Carpenter’S, Carpenters, Chalk, Chisel, Clamp, Claw, Cloth, Cold, Construction, Coping, Cutter, Dividers, Drill, Drywall, Emery, Flat, Framing, Hacksaw, Hammer, Hand, Head, Hex, Key, Keyhole, Knife, Level, Line, Lineman’s, Locking, Long, Measure, Metal, Needle-Nose, Nose, Open-End, Or, Pencil, Phillips, Pipe, Pliers, Plumb, Propane, Rafter, Rasp, Rip, Ripper, Saw, Scratch, Screwdriver, Set, Sledge, Slip-Joint, Slotted, Snips, Socket, Spade, Square, Square-Drive, Stapler, Steel, String, Strippers, Tacker, Tape, Tin, Toolbox, Torch, Torpedo, Triangular, Twist, Utility, Wire, Wood, Wrench.
Continuing the alphabetical listing theme, I give you “things found in a storage shed outside an old Babbage factory while I was taking a walk and completely minding my own business”.
Addler, Bodkinknocker, Creebolt, Dibbler, Elongator, Flaxstrapper, Gauss-spreader, Hummeller, I-hook, Joshua Link, Kettlepeg, Leghorn, Muttonsplat, Nostrum Grate, Operant’s Patent Conditioner, Peerless Pulverizer, Quebblelock, Riddler Clamp, Sprocket wrench, Tuva Loom, U-bolt Joiner, Veltcoater, Wester Ham Press, X-ray Polish, Yeastkicker, Zlot-spanner.
i like where this one is going.
We don’t have anything “Grape” Lane-y, do we? How about… Grip Lane. 13 (nice and quiet [mostly]) or 7 (next to Loner Lane).
Context, *cough*: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gropecunt_Lane
The bit of 8 that goes up the side of the cafe: Scholar’s Jetty, known locally as Jitters. The Jitter?
Right…. Jitters. Yes, i think so.