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Owen - The Magic Roundabout, Swindon, UK

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    From: The Magic Roundabout, Swindon, UK

    Slipdiit and Owen recently met in the UK and discussed this site. The intersection features five mini roundabouts, eddying around a larger central roundabout. I never thought of roundabouts as particularly magic, but evidently Owen has proof otherwise.

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    We had a large time quaffing some brews in a bar in Greenwich. I got to meet him and his family face to face after talking on Skype in times past. I enjoyed the too short visit and look forward to making the journey again, maybe meeting some of you other Limeys next time, as well as Owen and his crew.
     
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    And they are driving on the wrong side of the road too!
     
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    Very interesting, thanks for posting. The closest true roundabout without traffic lights is about 30 minutes away from us in Gettysburg. Seems to work well. But not nearly as nice as this one.
     
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    Yes, that second one you posted. Gettysburg, where the the battle was fought that turned the Confederate army south and was the turning point in the war, even though it went on for two more years. Lee never tried to go that far north again. The town is nice, the Battlefield outstanding. I feel fortunate to live this close. And, the museum and visitors center is very nice also. Lee’s army marched through my town, Chambersburg, on the way to Gettysburg in 1863.
     
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