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Friday Photos: Street Name Signs

Friday Photos: Street Name Signs
It seems that someone took a disliking to Hopkins St's moniker.
It seems that someone took a disliking to Hopkins St's moniker.
Only in Camden...Image: 
crugg - carugg.tumblr.com
Only in Camden...Image: crugg - carugg.tumblr.com
A little extra pointer in the right direction. Image: DeadMansPit
A little extra pointer in the right direction. Image: DeadMansPit
Because sometimes, once just isn't enough. Image: Mark Walton1
Because sometimes, once just isn't enough. Image: Mark Walton1
Signs of decay. Image: Jerry Seaman.
Signs of decay. Image: Jerry Seaman.
You wait ages for a street sign name, then two come at once. Image: shadow jumper
You wait ages for a street sign name, then two come at once. Image: shadow jumper
Fashion St near Spitalfields. Many signs in this area are bilingual, in English and Bengali. Image: Stephanie Sadler.
Fashion St near Spitalfields. Many signs in this area are bilingual, in English and Bengali. Image: Stephanie Sadler.
Marlboro Court is just off Carnaby Street - although as the photographer points out on Flickr, the correct spelling is Marlborough Court. Image: Peter Denton
Marlboro Court is just off Carnaby Street - although as the photographer points out on Flickr, the correct spelling is Marlborough Court. Image: Peter Denton
A back walk of Kensington, the street sign shadowed by a mural. Image: HoosierSands
A back walk of Kensington, the street sign shadowed by a mural. Image: HoosierSands
Praed Street has taken a beating in this photo. Fear not though, the sign and fence have since been repaired. Image: acwozhere
Praed Street has taken a beating in this photo. Fear not though, the sign and fence have since been repaired. Image: acwozhere
Old Marylebone Road plays peekaboo with passers-by. Image: Lee Jackson
Old Marylebone Road plays peekaboo with passers-by. Image: Lee Jackson
Two of London's most iconic signs, and never the twain shall meet...Image: Wipeout Dave
Two of London's most iconic signs, and never the twain shall meet...Image: Wipeout Dave

Thanks to the iconic signs and the likes of Monopoly, many of London's most famous street names are recognised all over the world. Here, we take a look, not at the names, but at the signs themselves, walked past by thousands of Londoners every day, but a lifesaver to a lost tourist trying to pinpoint their location on an old-fashioned A-Z.

Thanks to the following people for the use of their photos via our flickr pool: acwozhere, crugg - carugg.tumblr.com, DeadMansPit, HoosierSands, Jerry Seaman, Lee Jackson (and again), Mark Walton1, Peter Denton, shadow jumper, Stephanie Sadler, Wipeout Dave.

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Hooper

Seems to show the same photo for each one - or is it just me?