Did you know there was a Sonny Bono Park at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, 20th Street, and O Street? Neither did I, but thanks to Wikimapia.org now we both know.
Inspired by both Google Maps and Wikipedia, WikiMapia is a project to describe the whole planet Earth and DC has a few hundred entries already.
While most wikimapia entries point to places already known, I’m having fun finding gems like Sonny Bono Park which wikimapia helpfully describes with
At the entrance, on the ground, is a plaque that reads as follows:
“IN MEMORY OF MY FRIEND SONNY BONO 1935-1998; ENTERTAINER – ENTREPRENEUR – STATESMAN – FRIEND.”
Check it out now, maybe you can add to the collective knowledge, like pointing out the exact location of the Taras Shevchenko memorial.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs