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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Not on the London Underground

The Tube Roundel goes travelling

Many thanks to
Rafael, Dmitri and Barry who sent in some more pictures of the London Underground roundel doing the rounds.

Firstly some pictures of some floor decorations in the large department store V & D (Vroom & Dreesman) in Amsterdam where Dmitri got some funny looks while taking the pictures:

Vroom & Dreesman Department Store - Amsterdam Vroom & Dreesman Department Store - Amsterdam

Vroom & Dreesman Department Store - Amsterdam Vroom & Dreesman Department Store - Amsterdam

Vroom & Dreesman Department Store - Amsterdam

From Amsterdam to Brazil and Rafael sent me a picture of "The Hide Shop" which is a newstand in the city centre of Curitiba.

The Hide Shop in Curitiba, Brazil

Finally some pictures from Barry of The Underground Store in Reykjavik which Jon Allen had also taken a picture of

Reykjavik Underground Store

And indeed as acb had mentioned in the comments, there is a trendy bar (Kaffibarinn) in Reyakjavik which is partly owned by Damon Albarn out of Blur and the Gorillaz. Here's Barry outside that very bar which is also kitted out with the Tube Roundel.

Barry at the Kaffibarinn

Ever since reading 101 Reykjavik a fab novel about the crazy nightlife there, I've been keen to visit Iceland's capital. Barry said "It's quite surreal experience to travel to the Arctic Circle and find all these LU roundels all over the place, but then Reykjavik (and Iceland as a country) itself is quite a surreal place. A drunken Friday night staggering through downtown Reykjavik is something everyone should experience at least once in their lives!"

Keep sending the pictures in and I'll blog them in due course, plus there's a growing Flickr set of the ones sent in so far. Cheers!


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