These maps of U.S. cities in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien will delight your inner nerd

While we may not be able to tread the elanor-strewn woods of Lothlórien or hike through the treacherous trails of the Misty Mountains, we can apply a bit of Middle-earth magic to our own humble abodes. To that end, cartographer and assistant geography professor Stentor Danielson has created incredible reimaginings of our cities in the fashion of Tolkien’s legendary maps.

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I love this philly one

I would totally want it as a christmas gift




Owen Parsons / Julia Lepetit and Andrew Bridgman (Dorkly)

I reblog this for Andrew Sosna.

My first time at a con, it was SD ComicCon 2011 and my friend’s godfather was wearing a kilt. He just got up that morning all like, “Yes, yes I am wearing a kilt to this convention.”