How'd You Like to Live in this Subdivision? Nov 27, 2013 19:52:02 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Nov 27, 2013 19:52:02 GMT -5
Fear for house prices as 'estate resembles giant phallus' when viewed from above
People living on a UK street fear house prices could suffer after Google Earth images showed their estate resembles a giant penis. Locals on George Road, Edward Road, and Yeoman Cottages in Hoylake, Wirral, fear potential house-hunters wouldn't want to buy a property in the phallic-shaped area. When viewed from above, the red roofs on the homes – which have an average £200,000 ($326,378) price tag – make the cul-de-sac look like a penis.
Resident Carl Hodge, 45, said: "Since someone spotted this on Google Earth we have all become a laughing stock. You can't argue because it really does look just like a man's cock and balls. I haven't heard of anyone moving out because of it but we are definitely worried it would put off potential buyers if we ever wanted to sell. Who would want to live in the cul-de-sac that everyone is taking the mick out of. They say Google Earth is fascinating and people spend hours on it but it has been a nightmare for us. I think Google should remove the street from the internet. It might be funny but it's no laughing matter if you're trying to sell your house."
Another Hoylake resident who lives nearby added: "It is so funny, everyone knows it as the cock and balls road. I live close, but thankfully, I'm not on the road itself. I'd definitely move out if I lived there and everyone was laughing at me."
George Road is made up of a mixture of privately-owned semi-detached houses and ex-council owned terraced properties. The houses were erected in the 1950s and 60s but their rude shape was only revealed when locals checked the latest Google satellite images.
The row over the street comes days after it emerged the design for Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadium can be said to resemble a vagina. The proposed 40,000-seater Al-Wakrah stadium is meant to resemble the sails of a dhow boat which is traditionally used for pearl fishing. However, hundreds of people took to Twitter to point out the embarrassing mistake.
Source: The Telegraph, November 21, 2013.