First, the letters are red! I thought the background would be darker, but the letters that say Harry Potter at the top of the US edition cover are indeed red, which I thought would be true ever since they weren't red for the Half-Blood Prince.
Second, the UK cover -- does that look like Gringotts to you? Here are three reasons I think so:
- There's what looks like a Goblin-made tunnel or archway in the background
- There is treasure and gold coins all over
- Is that a Goblin I see peeking around from behind Harry?
- Is that a dementor on the back of the US edition?
- Why do they appear to be waving (both Harry and the Dementor or whatever it is)?
- Where are they (on the US edition cover), why are people watching, what's going on with the floor (seems to be breaking up)?
- What's up with the snake medallion on the UK adult cover?
Well, at least we have something to think about while we wait for the pages between the covers to be printed.