Xian, China huh? We can cross that one off the bucket list. I honestly can't even tell what's happening here. The linked article wants me to believe that this is a traffic circle, but to me it looks like a circular parking lot for a garden with a shitty statue in the middle. I say that because there's about a million cars entering into it and about 6.5 (pretty sure I see a Chinese version of a Mini Cooper) exiting it. Is this like the round equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle? Or maybe a big vehicular toilet in which all the cars are being flushed into the middle? I have no better explanation than this just being a black hole where sanity goes to die. There has got to be some sort of gravitational pull keeping these cars from going about their day because the only other alternative is that this is the never ending path to nowhere. I swear that there is not a single place I could possibly want to go badly enough to go even 180 degrees around this thing. Not just because the combination of traffic and traffic circles is enough to make me blow my brains out, but because this is a place where time seizes to exist and the temporary becomes forever. If only there were a way to communicate with these people I would tell them to drive straight into the statue and bring an end to whatever sorcery is responsible for this nightmarish display of centrifugal force.
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