What do London Underground stops taste like?

So many ways to experience a city, but this is the whackiest I’ve seen so far! #London

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(By Ben Riley-Smith/DailyTelegraph) Man who can ‘taste’ words creates flavour map of the Tube after visiting every stop during 49-year project.

THUMBThe London Underground map has inspired a range of spin-offs over the years, with everything from musical icons to popular restaurants plotted along its interweaving lines.

But now a 54-year-old systems analyst from Blackpool has created the most bizarre version to date – a map that shows what each station tastes like.

James Wannerton tastes words when he reads or hears them thanks to a neurological condition called synaesthesia that links senses which are normally experienced separately.

He first noticed each Underground station created a distinct taste aged four when travelling to school with his mother from the family home near Willesden, north London.

Since then Mr Wannerton has continued to keep notes and make special trips to London after leaving the city to complete his “taste map” of…

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I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on September 25, 2014, in Travel & Experiences. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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