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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Roundels Not on the Underground

It's been some time, but Roundels Not on the London Underground is back. Many thanks to everyone who's been globe trotting and sending in pictures of the Tube Roundel not in its natural habitat.  As it's been a while, there's a bumper collection below.

A couple from the UK to start with, starting with one that's closest to home.

Pasty Underground by Alan Perryman

If the Tube ever wanted to run a line of pasties they could learn from this Cornish cafe.  It's certainly err... simple. They sell pasties and the basement shop is ever so slightly underground.   Alan aka @grimnorth spotted this last month in Polzeath.

Redcar Roundels by CdL Creative

Lots of rogue roundels spotted in Redcar by CdL Creative.

Returning to the culinary theme which continues in Essen, Germany where @Centralman saw the roundel gracing a pizza place.

U-Bahn Pizza by @Centralman

Staying in Germany and one actually seen on a station!

Where the Berlin U-Bahn Meets The London Underground by Vicchi

Gary aka @vicchi said "While at Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn station, I noticed a familiar London Underground Tube roundel style sign. The small brass plaque underneath the sign explains that it was donated by London Transport in 1952 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Berlin's U-Bahn system."

Moving eastwards a lovely shot by Nuria of a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Roundel in Bratislava, Slovakia taken by Nuria

Joana found the following in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Rejavik Roundel - spotted by Joana

Maybe Reykjavik has more than its fair share of roundels thanks to Damon Albarn's bar which has been spotted by a number of you in the past. Barry who went a few years back 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."

There's definitely a trend for using the roundel as a bar sign as the following photos show.  The first was spotted by James B in Copenhagen.

Roundel in Copenhagen

Mark Baldwin spotted this on holiday in Neapoli in Greece.

Playground spotted by Mark Baldwin

Also spotted by Anne who has a close up.

Playground Roundel in Neopoli - spotted by Anne

Travelling outside of Europe we go to Brazil and a spot by Drew.

Pub in Sao Paulo, Brazil spotted by Drew White

He said "I spotted this "Pub" in a small town near Sao Paulo, Brazil - a murky, misty day, sadly, but it still looked quite a fun 'stop' at which to alight!"

Finally, I think this is the first roundel sent from a desert. It was spotted in Nevada's Black Rock Desert by Derek.

Roundel at Burning Man by Derek Frankforth

He said "Here is a roundel on a art piece at last year's Burning Man. BTW. Piss Clear is a reference to the unofficial Burning Man daily newspaper that ran for 13 years, until a couple of years ago. I believe it is now available as a book."

Thanks so much to all of you.  I'm always amazed at the places the roundel has been seen and very grateful that you've taken photos of them for the blog.  The collection of Roundels Not on the Underground is on my Flickr set.

Please keep looking out for them on your travels and I'll post the best here.

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