If you’ve been visiting Pied Type for a few years, you already know that I’m a great fan of maps. All kinds of maps for all kinds of reasons. Maybe I’m just a very visual person. Or something.
Anyway, I flipped on the tv a few hours ago and caught a soccer match from England. For some reason that prompted me to check the current temperature in London. 72°F, as it turned out, versus 90°F here in Denver. And that made me wonder what London’s latitude is compared to Denver’s. And that took me to a fascinating site called BrilliantMaps.com and its maps overlaying European cities on North America, and vice versa, according to the cities’ latitudes. It seems Denver is more equivalent to southern Italy than to England.
I’m afraid maybe I didn’t explain that very well, so here ya go:
Better, just visit the site for yourself and enjoy the full-sized map. Some interesting notes are included, along with a similar map of cities in the Southern Hemisphere.
And all I did was turn on the tv.