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Nintendo is brightening up south London's Elephant & Castle today, with a colourful array of knitted fabrics to celebrate the release of Kirby's Epic Yarn for Wii. Kirby's Epic Yarn Recent YouGov research, commissioned by Nintendo, found that 32 per cent of Londoners voted Elephant & Castle the greyest area in the UK. This …

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Greyest place in Britain?

Clearly they've never been to Aberdeen. It's flat, featureless and interminably dull.

Compare the high street of Aberdeen:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=aberdeen+union+street&aq=&sll=55.378051,-3.435973&sspn=87.192381,158.027344&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Union+St,+Aberdeen+AB11,+United+Kingdom&ll=57.144797,-2.10511&spn=0.002445,0.004823&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=57.144752,-2.105268&panoid=bXF13jRLWbbOPPfxWQ0Rng&cbp=12,261.81,,0,11.61

and Elephant and Castle, London:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Elephant+and+Castle,+london&aq=&sll=51.491524,-0.090584&sspn=0.005471,0.009645&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Elephant+And+Castle,+Greater+London,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.491531,-0.090594&spn=0.002806,0.004823&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.491525,-0.090596&panoid=GGOGk_pKoMMYrAumjfzFhw&cbp=12,4.39,,0,7.6

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Anonymous Coward

That's not the E&C

That's a backstreet round the back of the Walworth road.

This is the E&C http://goo.gl/maps/CKR7

Not grey, but not exactly salubrious. I live about 10mins walk from here, and I can't wait until they knock it down next year.

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Anonymous Coward

When did streetview start doing HDR?

Aberdeen is never that bright.

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Happy

They're knocking it down?

That's the best news I've heard all week. My Dad wanted to see the pub from which the area (apparently) takes its name; I suggested we didn't need to get off the bus to see it at its best (rapidly vanishing from sight). Afterwards, he agreed with me.

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IR

Wait a minute

Didn't this come out in the US about a year ago? I know they like to control release dates but that is a serious lag.

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Not worth the link from Leaf coverage.

No picture of the festivities ?

Perhaps reporter was there and forgot camera.

Let's see a shot of the gray anyway -- for the challenge: Elephant and Castle v. Aberdeen

***Quiet little electric cars around couldn't hurt (unless you don't see one coming)

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