"Sharp, quirky, and occasionally nettlesome", Walking the Berkshires is my personal blog, an eclectic weaving of human narrative, natural history, and other personal passions with the Berkshire and Litchfield Hills as both its backdrop and point of departure. I am interested in how land and people, past and present manifest in the broader landscape and social fabric of our communities. The opinions I express here are mine alone. Never had ads, never will.
I adore the blog Strange Maps, precisely for posts like this one. From "The Atlas of True Names " translated into English from the original German version produced by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Preust: The Land of the Great Tatooed!