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Scenes of Winnipeg

I posted an image of a rather odd street sign in Winnipeg once, and Robbymac made a request for another rather distinctive Winnipeg sign… one that any Winnipegger will recognize instantly. I’m finally getting around to it, so…

The sign is often vandalized with spraypaint. My favorite was aeons ago now, but someone had labelled parts of the sign with tags like “aorta” and “left ventrical”. Very clever. The formal name for the piece of real estate is the “Pembina-Corydon Interchange” but any native might look at you sideways if you ask how to get there… just tell them you’re looking for “Confusion Corner” and you’ll be met with instant recognition. And as bad as the sign looks when trying to depict it clearly — the actual street intersections are worse. Take a peek at the Google view:

7 Responses to “Scenes of Winnipeg”

  1. Emerging Church Blogs Says:

    � and you’ll be met with instant recognition. And as bad as the sign looks when trying to depict it clearly — the actual street intersections are worse. Take a peek at the Google view: [IMG] by Brother Maynard at August 11, 2006 02:30 PM under Winnipeg

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  3. Jamie Arpin-Ricci Says:

    I just through there this morning on my way home. Gotta love Confusion Corner. I still want the T-Shirt. Another traffic oddity that I assume is not unique to Winnipeg is the red light at the same time as a green forward arrow- not the a green turn arrow. So, while the red light is on and should mean stop, because the green arrow is on, it is actually a green light.

    Peace,
    Jamie

  4. Matt Wiebe Says:

    Ah, I used to drive past that sign every morning on my way to work. Now I live on the east coast, and I don’t need to drive (often) anymore in my little town.

    I’d never heard it called Pembina-Corydon interchange, that’s for sure.

  5. Bob Robinson Says:

    Yea,

    That sign looks just like my latest cardiac x-ray!

  6. Bob Robinson Says:

    Yea,

    That sign looks just like my latest cardiac x-ray!

    LOL

  7. Jesus Creed » Weekly Meanderings Says:

    [...] I loved this sign from Br. Maynard’s blog; now just put those names in Italian and you’ll know why it is best to stay put in a foreign country. [...]

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