The real Gotham
Take a look at some of the real-world locations that bring Batman’s mythic hometown to life. Text by Danny Miller | Photo editing by Mike Hipple
I think the name of the hospital (Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane) is a reference to horror writer H.P. Lovecraft whom I believe died in 1937. I haven't read his work for many years but the name Arkham appeared in his stories as the name of a town and/or college or university. I'm interested in knowing how New York City got the nickname "Gotham". It appears Batman's home town got it because of the architecture. Is that also true about the real-life city? Maybe someone out there knows how New York has come to also be known as Gotham.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Which of these extreme outdoor sports would you be brave enough to try?
- BASE jumping
- Ice climbing