Roundabouts of the World 2014 calendar
ROUNDABOUTS OF THE WORLD 2014 calendar
From the New York Islands to Europe, onwards to Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and the Antipodeans, our glorious global gyratory quest - ’Roundabouts of the World’ 2014 calendar has been our most ambitious project so far for UKRAS.
That elusive holy gyratory grail has been drawing roundabout disciples from around the planet, following our president’s (Kevin Beresford) appeal for world-wide roundabout spotters to send him their favourite traffic island.
In his world appeal to one-way gyratory enthusiasts he explained that their roundabout of choice didn’t necessary have to be a Gyratory Galactico as with the amazing Arc de Triumph in Paris, France, with its 12 exciting exits.
UKRAS were instead seeking island pin-ups akin to ‘the girl next door’ so to speak or - the gyratory at the end of your street.
Boy oh boy! What a response!
Our exciting new and dazzling 2014 global one-way gyratory glossy calendar now boasts -
Giant sumptuous jugs from the Sultanate of Oman.
A gusty gyratory double-kerber from Spain’s Costa del Sol, awash with hundreds of whirling windmills.
Our very own Swindon’s Magic Roundabout, England - the ‘white knuckle ride’ of all roundabout systems. …awesome!
A terrific Thai traffic island featuring their ever popular King of Thailand surrounded by swirling scooters.
Gargantuan gyratory paper-boats island-hopping along the D14, La Tremblade in France.
The mysterious Hook Island that celebrates Seaman’s Day on the Faroe Islands.
A brilliant Bangalore ‘bout in India featuring a grazing holy cow alongside a military tank.
The biggest roundabout in the Southern Hemisphere - The Basin Roundabout, home to New Zealand’s national cricket ground.
A scary Nigerian triple-kerber incorporating three daunting traffic-cop kiosks.
Heaven in Havana featuring a riveting revolutionary roundabout ……A real Cuban cutie.
Broadmeadow Racecourse Roundabout, Australia. With its offer of copious amounts of free horse manure this New South Wales pungent brick-ringer claims to be the smelliest island in the Southern Hemisphere.
The historic Columbus Circle, New York City, USA. The world’s first ever traffic island, dating back to 1903. The location where all official distances from the city of New York are measured. In its centre a marble statue of the explorer Christopher Columbus stands atop a 21 metre granite column decorated with bronze representation of his ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
'The roundabout is truly an oasis on a sea of tarmac.'
Kevin Beresford president of UKRAS
‘ROUNDABOUTS OF THE WORLD’ Calendar 2014
THE MOST UNIQUE GLOBAL GIFT YOU COULD GIVE TO A LOVED-ONE.