Okay, so I have been in America for two weeks now and I have had a chance to explore New York, Orlando and Florida, so I have seen a lot of things that I hadn’t before. I thought today I would start a series and tell you all about landmarks in the real and fictional worlds related to different books. Because I have been in New York I thought I would start the series off with Percy Jackson seeing as New York is his home turf and there are a lot of landmarks that I have even gotten pictures of. I am going to list some of the most famous Percy Jackson landmarks below for you and tell you a bit about them. Some of the photos will be featured in my gallery and my Instagram (@weeklybookcraft) for you all to see if you are interested.
!!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!! In order to include why these are significant landmarks I have had to include some spoilers (some more major than others), so if you haven’t read them yet and don’t want spoilers, then maybe come back after you have read them.
The Empire State Building
This was the obvious one start with as it is the home to the entrance to Mount Olympus. There is a guard at the bottom who tries his very best to convince anyone who comes asking that there is no 600th floor unless you can present something to him that proves that you are a demigod. He will then give you a key to the elevator that will take you tot the 600th floor.
This is where Percy, Zoe, Grover and Thalia travel to after escaping the junkyard of the Gods and is also the birth place of the infamous ‘Dam’ joke that Zoe didn’t understand.
Jason, Piper and Leo visit the Grand Canyon on a school trip where they get attacked by a ventus and Piper gets thrown over the canyon. Jason saves her. This is also where they meet Annabeth and they then proceed on to Camp HalfBlood where they found out more about their demigod powers.
This is the river that Percy falls into during a battle and is also where he discovers that he can breathe underwater and choose to keep his clothes dry if he so wishes.
Statue of Liberty
Percy mentions this several times throughout the series and was designed by Frederic Batholdi (which is actually true) who was French and also a child of Athena. He designed the statue to look like his mother. (That last bit was unfortunately fictional as much as I wish it wasn’t)
The Wolf House
The Wolf house is where all Roman demigods go to start their journey. They must be found worthy by the wolf Lupa; if they are found worthy, then she takes them in and trains them until they are ready to leave. Once they are ready, she gives them directions to Camp Jupiter and they must fight their way there. The Wolf House itself was built by Jack London (True because it is actually a real place), who was a child of Mercury (again unfortunately not true). It is located in Sonoma Valley, CA.
The Great Salt Lake
This is the lake that the Argo II lands in after the ship is damaged. Leo and Hazel meet Echo and Narcissus while looking for lime and celestial bronze to repair the ship with and almost die in the process.
Camp HalfBlood is the Greek camp located in Long Island. It’s borders were originally protected by Thalia the tree, but was later protected by the golden fleece which was found in Sea of Monsters
This is the Roman Camp and is located in San Francisco Bay, California. The Entrance is a service tunnel near the main Caldecott tunnel in Oakland Hills.
So there you have it guys – A list of the main landmarks of the Percy Jackson world. Some are real places like The Wolf House (which I actually didn’t know until I looked it up, but you can be sure that now I know it is I will be visiting it at some point) and some are fictional like the Camps. I hope you found it interesting. Do you like the Percy Jackson books and have you been to any of these places?
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