Way Down, Below The Ocean
I see where Google Earth is emphatically denying it has discovered the location of Atlantis. (It's in the Pegasus galaxy, of course, as we all know very well!).
Apparently a recently released image shows startlingly regular lines, like a street grid, just off the western Africa coast, in the neighborhood of the Azores. Which is, as many of you may know, one of the historically possible locations of Atlantis...beyond the Pillars of Hercules.
I have to say I'm really enjoying this. Oh, Google Earth is braying that the regularity of the lines is due to some mechanical reason, that's just the way the pics are taken, ship tracks or something. But I wouldn't be so sure.
Still, Plato is really specific about the structure of Atlantis: three rings of land, two of sea, concentric circles, etc. So a New York-like grid the size of Wales, with eight-mile-long "streets", probably isn't it.
But it's lovely to think about, and who's to say that Google Earth won't discover Numenor one of these fine days? (Oh look, that was my house, right over there, the one with the columns...)