The new Waterview interchange looks like a uterus

The new Waterview interchange looks like a uterus

I wish I had seen Jesus’s face in some buttered toast, but I didn’t. I could have made a killing selling it on Ebay. But what I did see on the news last night, in a momentary burst of pareidolia, was that the new Waterview interchange, part of Auckland’s western ring road, looks like a diagram of a uterus.

Road junctions have a habit of acquiring names, most commonly ‘spaghetti junction’. Many of these acquired the name from locals who used a colloquial term either describing how it looks, or more commonly, what pub is nearby. For example, Swindon’s Magic Roundabout, originally called County Islands, was renamed in the 1980s.

I propose, though, that we start off by naming this junction ‘The Uterus’ as it will become a fantastic tourist attraction. No other city in the world will have the gall to name a junction after a bodily part so taboo, and after Melissa Lee’s assertion that the motorway will keep South Auckland criminals out of Mount Albert, this will seem tame in comparison.

People interested in all things uterine will flock to Waterview. I’m just interested to see what sculpture the council will erect there!

uterus - Waterview interchange

I wish I had seen Jesus’s face in some buttered toast, but I didn’t. I could have made a killing selling it on Ebay. But what I did see on the news last night, in a momentary burst of pareidolia, was that the new Waterview interchange, part of Auckland’s western ring road, looks like a diagram of a uterus.

Road junctions have a habit of acquiring names, most commonly ‘spaghetti junction’. Many of these acquired the name from locals who used a colloquial term either describing how it looks, or more commonly, what pub is nearby. For example, Swindon’s Magic Roundabout, originally called County Islands, was renamed in the 1980s.

I propose, though, that we start off by naming this junction ‘The Uterus’ as it will become a fantastic tourist attraction. No other city in the world will have the gall to name a junction after a bodily part so taboo, and after Melissa Lee’s assertion that the motorway will keep South Auckland criminals out of Mount Albert, this will seem tame in comparison.

People interested in all things uterine will flock to Waterview. I’m just interested to see what sculpture the council will erect there!

uterus - Waterview interchange

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