At the very end of the Netflix series of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the camera zooms way out over the City, to show that the buildings and green space are arranged in the shape of the VFD logo.
However, we know from the last episode that
Ishmael, who's elderly but still fit and still alive perhaps ten years before that scene
was the one who founded VFD in the first place, which makes it seem strange that the City is built in a VFD shape.
Is the City much newer than we think?
Is Ishmael much older than we think (not impossible, given the mild supernatural elements in the prequel series)?
Did the aforementioned individual lie or mislead about being the founder?