The city of Dana Point, California has a Green Lantern Street. I’ve always thought there should be a comic store on there, but I don’t think there’s really room for one.
Actually, Dana Point has a whole bunch of “Street of the ___ Lantern” names dating back to the 1920s, the biggest one being Street of the Golden Lantern. I never really thought about the rest of them in super-hero terms, but of course Blackest Night brings a while new set of X Lantern Corps.
I was in Dana Point a few weeks ago for a company Christmas party, and while driving back the next day, decided that “someday” I should drive around getting pictures of all the relevant Lantern streets. I mentioned this to my wife, who said, “No time like the present!” So, armed with the Thomas Bros. map of Orange County, we drove up and down Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) looking for all the Corps-appropriate lanterns we could find.
More photos after the cut!
Blue Lantern: Hope
Blue Lantern St. is (appropriately) right next to Green Lantern, and seems to be one of the larger streets. There’s actually a Blue Lantern Plaza.
Violet Lantern: Love
The next easy one to spot was Street of the Violet Lantern. Fun fact: I kept typing “Violent Lantern” and correcting myself. Yeah, the Star Sapphires aren’t exactly pacifists, but I’m pretty sure the most violent corps would be the Red Lanterns…
After these three, we ran out of standard color names and had to find corresponding colors.
Golden (Yellow) Lantern: Fear
Golden Lantern makes a decent match for yellow, though I suspect Sinestro would rather destroy a tiny seaside town than live there.
Ruby (Red) Lantern: Rage
We actually missed Ruby Lantern on our first pass because it’s such a small street, but once we looked at the map, it was easy to find. Somehow “ruby” doesn’t say “rage,” though.
Amber (Orange) Lantern: Greed
Okay, this one’s probably reaching a bit. At least “amber and avarice” alliterates.
Sadly, there was no sign of an Indigo Lantern or Black Lantern, though the map did show an “Indigo Way” up in the hills. The only other color-themed names we spotted were Copper Lantern and Silver Lantern (clearly to go along with Golden Lantern). Then it went into locations, like Starboard Lantern, Park Lantern, Terrace Lantern, etc.