“Watch the road” will now be taken very literally, after a social media user recently posted a picture of himself discovering a Taiwan-shaped imprint on a road, leading many to concur their eagerness to find it as well.
According to a Facebook post shared by Max Huang, the clear image of a Taiwan-shaped pothole could be seen imprinted into an asphalt road, which Huang captioned, “看見台灣” (Discovering Taiwan.)
The caption was a reference to the 2013 documentary “Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above” filmed by late director, Chi Po-lin (齊柏林).
As the documentary was filmed from a bird’s eye view, the small pothole also gave social media users the feeling of looking at the Taiwan island from the same point of view.
Many caught on to the clever reference, with one commenting, “This is the first time an asphalt road made me want to cry,” while another added, “Thinking of Chi Po-lin makes me sad.”
A social media user also wrote a funny pun, claiming that through “one ‘step’ at a time, Taiwanese can discover new Taiwan.”
One comment also pointed out the missing surrounding islands, including Kinmen, Penghu and Matsu, which are often left out when people think “Taiwan.”
Huang later unveiled that he had found the miniature “Taiwan” near Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City, but added that he forgot the exact location and encouraged others to look out for more interesting peculiarities on the roads.