Lara Croft, the Way in Derby
Lara Croft Way, part of a new ring road in Derby, officially opened this week, with a Tomb Raider look-a-like posing for photos.
As any Tomb Raider fan would know, Ms. Croft was conceived in Derby, so the voluptuous star was a natural choice, topping an online poll to choose the road name.
Sign, she's all over you..
Approximately 24,000 people cast votes in her favour - a whopping 89% of those who took part! According to Councillor Lucy Care, that figure was "too overwhelming to ignore".
Seems like the voters literally got their Way.
Set for completion soon, the remainder of the route will be named Mercian Way in recognition of the local army regiment. ®
Will Brighton soon inaugurate a Katie Price Way?
Apparently, the Council have been thinking about it but they haven't yet found a road containing only gaudily false-fronted shops that actually consist of nothing more than rancid, evil-smelling but ultimately empty basements.....
A ring-road? How fitting...
...for a game series which has been going around in circles for the past decade.
Mmmm, looks like the good end of town...
:-) Isn't there supposed to be a sign at each end of a road? Was the other end worse?
It's grim alright...
I used to work at Core Design during the tail-end of the Tomb Raider era.
Before they opened the bridge at the train station it was pure hell walking to work. You had to cross that horrible ring road at the "Cockpit" and pray you could walk along the river if it hadn't flooded. If not, you had to go over the bloody road bridge with mad Mercedes and BMW drivers momentarily loosing control at 80mph as they were caught out by the shape of the bridge.
And nights out. Oh god. I've had a gun pointed at my face in anger and felt safer then than I ever did on a night out in Derby.
There's just nothing nice about that town. Naming some road after a virtual big-boobed bimbo won't do the place any favours.
Looks grim there!