Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art | World's Thickest Tree - Arbol del Tule | Door to Hell | Intricate Stepwell Near Jaipur | Magnificent Stained Glass Winter Garden, Ursuline Institute, Belgium | Bourn Windmill - England's Oldest Windmill | World's Largest Tent - Khan Shatyr | Metropolis - The Hometown of Superman | Awesome Fire Breathing Dragon Bridge | Can You Recognise This # 11 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 8 | Living on Top of Pillar of Rock | The Living Chess Game at Marostica, Italy | Fabulous Four - The Beatles in Topiary | Maeslantkering - World's Largest Storm Barrier | Maman - The Mother Spider Around the World | Beautiful Blue Mosque of St. Petersburg | Spiral Shaped Church - The Temple, Independence, USA | Thrown out of Window | Snake Building, Berlin | World's First Swing Aqueduct - Barton Aqueduct | The Cloud Gate, Chicago | WYSIWYG and GUI - Birthplace | Treetops Lodge - Where A Princess Became A Queen | Beautiful Lagoons Amidst Sand Dunes | The Floating Islands of Lake Titacaca | Wotruba Kirche - A Church Made of Concrete Blocks | Colmar Tropicale - A French Themed Resort in Malaysia | Memorial to Gandhi's First Non-violent Struggle | Can You Recognise This # 25 | Waldspirale (Forest Spiral), Darmstadt | A Sad Story of a Lonely Tree | World's Largest Collection of Old Windmills | Tower of Thousand Cranes - Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima | Tower which is leaner than the Leaning Tower of Pisa | A colourful Hotel Complex - Marques de Riscal | World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov AN-225 | World's Biggest Cuckoo Clocks | Trestle Art - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | Khichan - Best Place in India to see Demoiselle Crane | Weird Houses Around the World - 5 | Locks of Love around the World! | Strokes of Nature - Hell's Fire | Fyrish Monument - A Monument Built To Give Employment | Cosmovitral - A Beautiful Stained Glasshouse Garden | Giant Hands of Chandigarh, India | Tianjin Eye - A giant Ferris wheel on a bridge | Alnwick Treehouse | Last Hiding Place Of Lenin | A Little Island With A Small Church - Bled Island | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Best Place To See Northern Lights | Maranjab Caravanserai, Isfahan Province, Iran | The Bridge from London to Arizona | Sacra Cintola (Holy Belt) of the Virgin Mary, Prato Cathedral | Castle which is not a Castle | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Arctic Circle Monuments & Markers Around The World | Grand Peterhof Palace - The Russian Versailles | Painting in Field | Can You Recognise This # 2 | Sanyo Solar Ark - A Solar Power Plant Built From Rejects | Moeraki Boulders - Giant Eggs Laid by Nature | Stone House at Fafe | World's Largest Terraced Paddy Fields, Yuen Yang, China | Giant Golden Bees Attack World's Tallest Residential Tower | Murals of Invergordon | World's Largest Automatic Bike Parking Lot | Giant Drawer House | The Giant Eye of Chicago | St. Beatus Caves With Stunning Entrance | Beautiful Bamboo Mosque in Rural Malaysia | Can You Recognise This # 21 | Beautiful Vakil Mosque of Shiraz | World's Biggest Image Building | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 11 | World's Tallest and Largest Equestrian Statue | Metronome - A Huge & Strange Public Art Work in NYC | Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami | Can You Recognise This # 13 | Apple - Birthplace | Amazing New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) Which Is Not New | Giant Shark on Land, NSW, Australia | Can You Recognise This # 23 | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels - 2010 | World's Largest Mirror Ball | ACROS Green Building, Tenjin, Japan | Magical Floating Water Taps Around The World | Performance Piece - An Abstract Sculpture | Guitar Shaped Buildings | World's Largest Monopoly Board | Strange Orange Coloured Power Plant | Winners' Chapel (Faith-Tabernacle), Nigeria | Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran | World's Largest Treetop Hotel - The Ariau Amazon Towers | Unique Architecture Which Spells INFOSYS | America's Oldest Functioning Windmill | World's Largest Bulldozer | Oldest Olympic Rings and Olympic Flame Tower | World's Largest Horseshoe Crab | World's Largest Burr (Burl) | World's Largest Loudspeaker | Shibam - World's Oldest Skyscraper City | World's Largest Synthetic Material Sculpture | World's Tallest Minaret - Hassan II Mosque | Weird Houses Around the World - 8 | Can You Recognise This? | Roofless Church | Vining - A Small Town With Big Art | Pant-y-Goitre Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Sculptures in White Desert | Gun Shaped Lake | Strange Custom of Baby Jumping | Butterfly Bridge - A Unique Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen | Unique Library Which Straddles Borders of Two Countries | The Raclawice Panorama - One of World's Largest Circular Panoramic Paintings | Giant Millennium Clock, Tianjun, China | Can You Recognise This # 16 | A Jumbo 747 Hotel | Giant Crocodile Shaped Hotel | Dali's Museum and Torre Galatea - Strange Architecture | Book Shaped Buildings | Gateway to Heaven - Tianmen Cave, China | World's Largest Titanic Museum, Branson, USA | Kjeragbolten (Kjerag Boulder), Norway | World's Largest Hole in a Lake | Island of the Dead - Venetian Cemetery | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World | Fairy Walking Bridge, Xihai Grand Canyon, China | Kondyor Massif - A Perfectly Circular Geological Formation | Strokes of Nature - Redhead on Google Earth | Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria | World's Biggest Cashew Tree | Automatic Bike Dispensing Machines in The Netherlands | World's Steepest Funicular Railways | Nikola-Lenivets - Small City With Big Art | World's Largest Sludge Storage Tank - IJsseloog | Can You Recognise This # 6 | Expressway through A Building - Gate Tower, Osaka | Amazing Volcanic Vineyards of La Geria | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | Giant Rock Painting of Buddha, Lashaosi, China | Statues of Amazing Penitents of Taxco, Mexico | Periplaneta Americana Invades Havana | Remarkable Pine Tree Which Survived The Great Japanese Tsunami | The Great Bombay Explosion | Noorderlicht - World's Only Ice-Bound Ship-Hotel | World's Littlest Skyscraper | Water Melon House | Can You Recognise This # 18 | Twin Hearts of Stones | Amazing Golf Ball House | Breathtaking Trolltunga - The Troll's Tongue in Norway | Tower of Dreams and Desires | "Desert Breath" - Art in the desert | Unusual Pyramid Mosque | World's Largest Chessboard | Diamondback Bridge - Walking in the Belly of Rattlesnake | Giant Coin Shaped Building | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 3. | For the Bibliophiles - Book Shaped Fountains | India's Only Natural Arch Bridge | Water Tank House | Erawan Museum - World’s Largest Zoomorphic Building | Lucy - World's Biggest Elephant | Temple Which Is Not Temple - Palace of Baron Empain, Egypt | Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers | ING House - Another Huge Building on Stilts | Weird Houses Around the World - 14 | Town Which Twice Escaped Atom Bomb Annihilation | Oak Trees atop Tower of Guinigis, Lucca, Italy | Magnificent Mosaic Rug Carpet On Rudolf Nureyev's Grave | World's Longest Tapestry | World's Largest Thermometer | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 18 | Airstream Ranch - Art or Junk | Weird Houses Around the World - 7 | Bookshelf Murals Around The World | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 21 | The Trojan Horse of Troy is in Turkey! | World Wide Web - Birthplace | Heidelberg Project - Transforming A Shambled Street Into Pride Of The City | Squaw Creek - Stopover point for million of Snow Geese | Hewlett-Packard - Birthplace | World's Largest Rehal | Crazy Tower With Crawling Babies | Plane atop 77 Water Street, NYC | Falkirk Wheel - Only rotating boat lift in the World | Thirteen O'clock | Magical Floating Water Taps | Weird Houses Around the World - 17 | Pietermaritzburg Station - Start Of Gandhi's Fight Against Discrimination | Wichahpi Stone Wall - A Unique Memorial to A Native American Woman | Can You Recognise This # 9 | World's Largest Radio Telescope | Giant Hydra Headed Dragon Clock | A Green Church | Tallest Statue in the World - Spring Temple Buddha | A Giant Sized Welcome in the City of Giants | Amazing See Through Church Of Borgloon | Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge), Amsterdam | Weird Houses Around the World | "My Dear Mother" Clock | World's Biggest Apple | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Can You Recognise This # 24 | Strokes of Nature - Black Dragon | Hand Pump Without Handle - A Strange Memorial In London | As Syakirin Mosque - A Modern Mosque Without A Minaret | Unusual Extra-Terrestrial Landscape Of Yehliu Geo Park | Giant Keyboard - World's Largest | Worlds Largest Spherical Dome - Ericsson Globe | Graffiti @ Kelburn Castle | World's Largest Ship - Emma Mærsk | Musical Wall of Dresden | Amazing Coffins of Ga Tribe, Ghana | New Year and First Anniversary | Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro | Amazing Sigriya Lion Rock Fortress | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 6 | One O'clock Gun, Edinburgh | Duke of York's Picture House - Oldest Cinema Hall in UK | The Heart of Voh | Temple Made of Sea-Shells | Tunnel of Love | World's Largest Tyre | City Lounge, St. Gallens - World's Largest Open Air Lounge | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 2 | Can You Recognise This # 12 | Prebischtor - Largest Natural Stone Bridge in Europe | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 17 | World's Largest Axe | Hollywood Walk of Fame is 50 Years Old | Vasehenge - A Large Circle of Vases | Weird Houses Around the World - 6 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 10 | Giant Hands of Mario Irarrázabal | The Spotted Lake | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 14 | World's Largest Grid Clock | Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India | Metal Monster or Metal Art? | World's Largest Quarried Stones | Unique Building - Built Over Two Bridges | Tsingy - The Amazingly Alien Landscape in Madagascar | Not A Mosque | World's Largest Mud-brick Building | Strange UFO Houses Are Gone | More - Tri-Bridges Around the World | Weird Houses Around the World - 10 | Giant Hand at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung | Intricate Latticework at Sidi Sayyid's Mosque, Ahmedabad | Amazing Cruise Ship Shaped Hotel on Cliff | A Lake Named Pi (3.1416) | Habitat '67 - World's First Modular Pre-fab Housing Complex | A Giant Egg for the Easter | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Church Carved out of Single Block of Rock | World's Lowest Height Building - Fuji Kindergarten | Huge Colourful Streamers on the Hills of Tibet | World's Largest Semaphore | Can You Recognise This # 8 | Charybdis - An Amazing Water Vortex Sculpture | Fake Round Bridge Which is Not Fake | 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center - Mecca of Graffiti Art | Hiran Minar, Fathehpur Sikri - A Uniquely Studded Tower | Piano and Violin Shaped Building | Cinque Terre - Five Colourful Villages on Italian Coast | Catatumbo - Where Lightning Strikes Almost Whole Year Round | Heart Shaped Pond for the Valentine's Day | Tree Lockup | World's Largest Tomb - Daisen Kofun - A Huge Key Hole Shaped Grave | Amazing Volcano House - Living on Top of A Volcano | Ancient Karla and Bhaja Buddhist Caves of India | HABOG - Nuclear Waste Management in An Artistic Way | Spectacular Painted Hills of Oregon | Paragon Prairie Tower - Americas' Largest Glass Mural | Man Shaped Lake, Brazil | Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad | Can You Recognise This # 4 | Where old planes go to die! | Spoonbridge and Cherry - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | Poetic Palindromic Roundabout | Swimming Over The Sidewalk | World's Largest Sculpture Park - Changchun | House on A Pole | Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius | Amazing Landscape and Cave Settlements of Cappadocia, Turkey | World's Tallest Windmills - Schiedam Holland | Almost Perfect Cone - Mt. Taranaki | Stunningly Colourful Rocks of Zhangye Danxia Landform | World's Largest Dinosaur | Razzle Dazzle Ship of Arnhem | Oldest Wooden House in the World | Crescent Shaped Island | The Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada | Zhivopisny Bridge - A Picturesque Red Bridge With Spider's Sac | Bridge in Mona Lisa | Monasteries on the Rocks - Meteora, Greece | Fountain Which is A Digital Clock | Coconut Crab - The Largest Land Arthropod in the World | Tower of Hercules - World's Oldest Lighthouse | Weird Houses Around the World - 2 | Heart of Cape Town - Museum of World's First Heart Transplant | Fujian Tulou, China - World Heritage Site | Unique Curling Bridge | Goats On The Roof | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah | World's Most Crooked Street - Lombard Street, San Francisco | Poor Man's Taj Mahal, Aurangabad, India | The Giant Awakes - The Awakening and The Second Awakening | World's Largest Wooden Church - Kerimäki Church, Finland | Oldest Hanging Train | World's Tallest Mud Earth Building | 3.2 km long Slogan, Chile | House Attack - Small House Versus Big House | Weird Houses Around the World - 19 | Gundam RX-78 Giant Robot Hero - Life Size Statue | Can You Recognise This # 22 | Dell - Birthplace | World's Largest Easter Egg | Huge 4 km Long Word | Shivering Sands Army Fort - Mini Defence Towers | Gravity Defying Stones | Which is the World's Highest Peak? | Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Romania | Giant Elephant of Nantes | Sphere Within A Sphere | World's Tallest Memorial Cross | Cretto di Gibellina - Memorial To A Town Destroyed by Earthquake | Transporter Bridge - Rendsburg, Germany | World's Most Expensive - Billion Dollar Home | Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge | Hitler's Grandiose Plan for Berlin | Oldest Cherry Blossom Trees in The World | World's Largest Foosball Table | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 5 | Strokes of Nature - Colours of Desert | A "Mammoth" Statue, Salekhard, Siberia | Palace on the Rocks | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 15 | Göbekli Tepe - World's Oldest Excavated Temple | Amazing Horse Shoe Shaped Hotel | Amazing Rice Paddy Art | Iglesia El Rosario, El Salvador | Weird Houses Around the World - 15 | Strokes of Nature - "Autumn Trees" | Best Place to see Tigers - Bandhavgarh, India | Riding the Lion's Back | Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Lemon Festival, Menton, France | Quetzalcoatl's Nest - Snake Shaped Housing Complex | The Silent People of Finland | Grasshopper Bridge, Denmark | Giethoorn - Village With No Roads | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 1 | Amazing Turf Houses of Iceland | Giant Balloon Dogs of Jeff Koons | Cano Cristales - World's Most Beautiful River | Giant Plug and Socket | Bridge Between Eurasian and American Continents | Coober Pedy - The Underground Town | Garden of Dolls | Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia | Amazing Temple Built From Million Beer Bottles | World's Highest Climbing Wall (Tower) | Sign Post Forest | Huge Chalk Lion, Whipsnade, England | Turtle Shaped Temple, Nagasaki, Japan | Selfridges, Birmingham - A Building Adorned With Sequins | Ha! Ha! Pyramid | Man who single-handedly built his own palace | World's Largest Lenin's Head | Quadripoints of the World | "Sulaiman-Too" Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan | Hoba Meteorite - World's Largest Meteorite (in single piece) | Weird Houses Around the World - 11 | 7 Strong Men of Russia | Goat Towers Around The World | Sedlec Ossuary - A Chapel Decorated With Human Bones | Big Temple of Thanjavur - Casts No Shadows | World's Northern Most Mosque | World's Largest Filing Cabinet | Oldest Wooden Building in the World | Unique Temple of Rats - Karni Mata Temple | Cross (Krestovy) Bridge - World's First 4-Way Bridge | World's Biggest Rocking Horse | Leaning Towers of Madrid | Green Building of School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore | A House For Bibliophiles | The Kelpies - Scotland's Largest Art Installation | Bridge to Nowhere, Atlantic Road, Norway | 1000 Islands - St. Lawrence River | Saxine - The Smiling Water Tower | Weird Houses Around the World - 1 | Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island | Rainbow Swash - World's Largest Copyrighted Work of Art | World's Largest Flower - Floralis Generica | Beautiful Salt Pans, Tegguiada-In-Tessoum, Niger | World's Northernmost Mainland Lighthouse | Vertical Green Garden of Madrid | Can You Recognise This # 14 | Strange Landscape | Lena Pillars - World's Remotest Natural Wonders | Bar Coded Building | Giant Anamorphic Red Flower, Nanning Gateway, China | When Martians Landed | Spectacular Murmuration of Starlings at Gretna Green | World' Tallest Clock Tower / World's Biggest Clock | Slauerhoff Bridge - A Giant Flying Kite | World's Most Expensive Island | Sleeping on Bed of Ice | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art (Under Construction) | Luxor Pyramid, Las Vegas - Largest Pyramid of Modern World | International Bridge on the river Mino | Strokes of Nature - Face of a Red Indian | Las Lajas Cathedral - A Cathedral Built in A Gorge | More "Bridges with Holes" | 'Trim' the Cat of Matthew Flinders | Can You Recognise This # 5 | Colourful Waste Incineration Plant at Osaka | Enchanting Bamboo Forest of Sagano | Unique Building Which Looks Like Fabergé Egg | Keshwa Chaca - Oldest Surviving Inca Rope Bridge | Yellow Submarine of The Beatles | Puy du Fou - Historical Theme Park, France | Bloemencorso Bollenstreek - A Dutch Flower Parade | The Horse(s) of Leonardo da Vinci | World's First Truly Circular Skyscraper | Weird Houses Around the World - 13 | Unique and Beautiful Crystal Mosque of Malaysia | Vertigo Inducing Glass Balconies at Willis Tower, Chicago | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden - Revisited | Microsoft - Birthplace | World's Largest Baseball Bat | Container Buildings at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | First IBM-PC - Birthplace | Mausoleum of Tamerlane - A Precursor To Mughal Architecture | Gateway Arch - Highest Monument in USA | World's Largest Mosaic | Can You Recognise This # 7 | Why I switched from White to Black Background | Amazing Volkswagen Storage Silos, Wolfsburg, Germany | Weird Houses Around the World - 16 | IBM - Birthplace | Carhenge - Modern Day Stonehenge | Can You Recognise This # 15 | Bridge Houses at Bad Kreuznach Germany | World's Largest Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island | Vulcano Buono - The Good Volcano | Roof of Water Reservoir, Mina | Swallow's Nest | Hotel Which Looks Like A Stack of Dutch Houses | Hopewell Rocks - Flower Pots of Nature | A Monument to Enema | Amazingly Balanced Rocks -25 Giant Mushroom Rock, Saudi Arabia | Oil Lake on Fire | Island of the Dolls - World's Creepiest Collection of Dolls | Can You Recognise This # 17 | World's Largest Teapot | A Town Made Famous by Star Trek - Vulcan, Canada | Google - Birthplace | Unusual Shaped Red Bridge in Utrecht, The Netherlands | Beautiful Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Unique Saturn Shaped Building - Lucknow Planetarium | Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Philippines | Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, Korea | Small Town Made Famous by BBC Serial | Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge | Magdeburg Water Bridge - World's Largest Navigable Aqueduct | Weird Houses Around the World - 3 | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden | The Wave (Rock), Arizona, USA | Goat Towers Around The World - Updated | World's Largest Crossword | Kosinj Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | A Spanish Mosque in India | The House In The Sea | Calamita Cosmica The Giant Skeleton on Prowl | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 16 | A Cute Three Way Bridge | House Boats of Kerala, India | Cabin Built from Fossilised Dinosaur Bones | Bridge of Vases | Happy Rizzi House | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 20 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 19 | Wave Rock, Hyden, Australia | Minaret of Jam | Birthplaces of Digital Giants | Garstin's Folly - Gol Ghar (Round House), Patna, India | Can You Recognise This # 20 | Shot Tower, Clifton Hill, Yarra City, Australia | Beautiful But Cursed Island Of Gaiola | Stone Ships of Vikings | Giant Hands Around The World | Can You Recognise This # 19 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 4 | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels | World's Largest Spinning Top | Sunny Side Up in La Paz | Amazing Tufa Towers of Mono Lake | World's Remotest Island | Modern Day Ten Commandments | World's First Hard Disk - Birthplace | Can You Recognise This # 10 | Bridge to Nowhere | Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway | Chocolate Hills, Philippines | World's Largest Speaking Horn | Bosco Verticale - World’s First Vertical Forest | The Square Head Building - An Amazing Habitable Sculpture | Can You Recognise This # 27 | Knockan Crag, Scotland - Where Continents Collided | Tent Shaped Church With Needle Tower | World's Largest Bicycle | Rundle Lantern - Huge Dynamic Digital Art, Adelaide | Strokes of Nature - White Snake | For the Spider Lovers - A Giant Web | The Painted Wall, Barcelona | The Windmills of Don Quixote | Car on Wall | 1:500 model of Aksai Chin area | World's Narrowest Bridge - Nutty Narrows Bridge | A Modern Bridge Designed by Leonardo da Vinci | Island made famous by Google Earth | Rock Garden, Chandigarh - A Garden Built Clandestinely By One Man | "Castel Meur" - House Made Famous by Picture Postcard | The Lighthouse Mosque - Oldest Mosque in China | Man Who Walked Through The Walls | Crazy Fountain - The Crown Fountain, Chicago | The Island Which Refused to Die | Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge | Ju Ming Museum - Taiwan's Largest Sculpture Garden | Drive-in Ferris Wheel | Magnificent Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar | Huge EU Poster in Google Earth | Huge Irrigation Circles | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 7 | Rock of Guatapé | Rocks on the Move | Magnificent Bridge of Glass, Tacoma | A Huge Modern Building on Stilts | Weird Houses Around the World - 9 | Widest Non-Clonal Tree in The World | World's Tallest Inclined Tower - The Montreal Olympic Tower | Can You Recognise This # 26 | The Headington Shark - Which Survived Attack | When Walls Had Ears | Cube Houses, Rotterdam | World's Largest Terrestrial Vehicle | Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The New Library of Alexandria | King Kong Versus Beetle | Can You Recognise This # 3 | Brick Train Locomotive | Hole N' The Rock - An Amazing Cave House Built Single-handedly | Colourful Evaporation Ponds - South Bay, San Francisco | Oldest Wooden House In Europe | Dublin Gasworks Apartments - The Alliance Building | Islet Made Famous by Bond Movie | World's Highest Outdoor Lift (The Bailong Lift) | Mysterious Zigzag Lines and Concentric Circles in China | Swimming on the Edge of the Mighty Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool) | Beach House on A Pole | Can You Recognise This # 1 | Weird Houses Around the World - 18 | Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul | Unique Circular Footbridge, Aveiro, Portugal | Vitoslavlitsy - The Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture | World's Largest Stone Dome - Global Pagoda, Mumbai | Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania | Small Place With Big Name | Ice which is not ice - Pamukkale, Turkey | A Starry Mosque - Dhaka | Zorbing - Rolling Down a Slope in a Ball | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 9 | Remarkable Rocks' Australia are Truly Remarkable | Broken Chair - A Monument to Landmine Victims | Namba Park, Osaka - A Green Shopping Mall Cum Office | Ponte Vecchio - Florence's Oldest Bridge with Shops | World's Largest Poster | World's Biggest Inverted Pyramid Building | The Eerie Chapel of Bones | Amazing Subterranean Cathedral of Wieliczka Salt Mine | Organic Building With Flower Pots On Its Façade | World's Largest Solar Powered Stadium | Flying Saucer Shaped Church | Clingstone House - A Remarkable House on A Rock | Floating Swimming Pool - Badeschiff | Korean War Memorial - World's Largest War Monument | The Rundetarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark | London Bridge has fallen down | World's Largest Sculpture of Beatles | Fantastic Voyage Through Human Body - CORPUS Centre | Weird Houses Around the World - 4 | World's Largest Granite Soup Bowl | From Abandoned House to Doll House - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | World's Largest Coin | World's Largest Painting | Trojan Horses of Denmark | Big Question | Tri-Bridges Around The World | Strange town of Setenil | Nice Chalet at Cascade de Gairaut, Nice | World's Widest Sculpture - Angel of The North | Mysterious Mojave Megaphone | Strokes of Nature - Pink Galaxy | Giant Wall Sockets | Enchanted Highway - A 32 Mile Long Art Collection | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 13 | Weird Houses Around the World - 12 | Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe - Chapel on a volcanic plug | Amazing Binocular Shaped Building | Pigeon Tower, Isfahan | Which is the World's Largest Church? | Glengall Bridge - London's Little Drawbridge | Relocated Nubian Temples outside Egypt | World's Largest Bas-Relief Sculptures | Swarovski's Crystal Worlds |

Giant Hands Around The World

This is a collection of Giant Hands around the World. Beside giant hands I have also included some smaller hand sculptures due to their historical/artistic nature/unusual design. Some sculptures are by World famed artists, some by not so well known and few are by unknown sculptors. Only the public, outdoor sculptures have been included in this collection.

Till date (Sept. 24, 2018) the Collection consists of 170 sculptures as listed below;

Asia
  1. Giant Hands with A Ring, Farid Ahmedov Park, Stepanakert, Armenia
  2. Palm of Grand Buddha, Ling Shan, near Wuxi, China
  3. Giant Hand at Nanshan Temple, Sanya, Hainan, China
  4. Hand Holding Paint Brush, Dafen Oil Painting Village, Shenzhen, China
  5. Giant Hands, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  6. Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh, India
  7. Open Hand Cut-out, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, India
  8. Open Hand Motif, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, India
  9. Giant Hand, NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonesia
  10. Abstract Hand at 0 Sea Level Marker, Near Mitzpe Yeriho, Israel
  11. Victory Sign Hand with Hawk, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
  12. Hand of God, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
  13. Shaun of the Dead, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
  14. Giant Fist and Tuna Sculpture, Omazaki Cape, Japan
  15. The Hand of Hercules, Temple of Hercules, Amman, Jordan
  16. Blue hand Holding Rice Grain, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
  17. Rise Through Education by Lorenzo Quinn, Doha, Qatar
  18. The Challenge 2015 - Hand Ball Sculpture, Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Lusail, Qatar
  19. The Fist, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  20. Friendship Hands, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  21. Hands of Promise, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  22. Interlaced Fingers, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  23. Giant Hand at Sunrise Square, Homigot, (Cape Homi), Pohang, South Korea
  24. Hand of Harmony, Homigot, (Cape Homi), Pohang, South Korea
  25. Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, South Korea
  26. Giant Hand, Yongsan Family Park, Seoul, South Korea
  27. Hand with Raised Forefinger, Seoul, South Korea
  28. Le Pouce de César, Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea
  29. Praying Hands, Abdi Ipekci Park, Ankara, Turkey
  30. Baris (Peace) Monument, Istanbul, Turkey
  31. Hands Holding Flower Pot, Belgrade Gate, Istanbul, Turkey
  32. Pink & White Hands, Istanbul, Turkey
  33. Hand of Peace,Kuşadası, Turkey
  34. Praying Hands, Municipal Cemetery, Tefenni, Turkey
  35. Giant Body Parts, near Cable Car Station, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam
  36. Giant Hands Supporting Pedestrian Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam
Australia/Oceania
  1. Second Hand, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
  2. "Chat", Pair of Hands, Brisbane, Australia
  3. Hand with Garage Remote, Kunda Park, Queensland, Australia
  4. Hand That Nurtures, Wanaka, New Zealand
 Africa
  1. Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria
  2. Hands Holding Globe, Ksar, Tunisia
Europe
  1. Giant's Hand, Antwerp, Belgium
  2. Monument to The Missing Children,, Parc de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  3. Two Hands, Antigua, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
  4. Hands and Grapes, Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  5. Giant Yellow Hand with Cars, Pila Roundabout, Châtellerault, France
  6. La Main, La Valette-du-Var, France
  7. Long Hands, Château de Lacoste, Lacoste, France
  8. Giant Hand, Carved in Granite, Maison du Sidobre, Le Bez, France
  9. Hand of Oscar Niemeyer, Le Volcan Culture Centre, Le Havre, France
  10. Le Pouce de César, Le Plessis-Robinson, France
  11. Le Pouce de César, Marseille, France
  12. Le Pouce de César, La Défense, Paris, France
  13. Giant Hands Opening Oyster, L'Éguille, France
  14. L'Écoute, Head and Hand Sculpture, Paris, France
  15. Hands at Enz Bridge, Besigheim, Germany
  16. Le Pouce de César, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
  17. Body and Soul, LVM Insurance, Münster, Germany
  18. Think partner, Stuttgart, Germany
  19. Grigoris Lambrakis Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece
  20. Monument To 1953 Flood Disaster, Colijnsplaat, Holland
  21. Liberation Monument, Doetinchem, Holland
  22. Jewish Monument, Groningen, Holland
  23. Tolerance Monument, Station Square, Hilversum, Holland
  24. Raised Hand Monument, Zijpersluis, Burgerbrug, Holland
  25. Giant Hands, Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary
  26. Ripost, Széchenyi Square, Budapest, Hungary
  27. Wishing Hand, Tyrone House, Dublin, Ireland
  28. Healing Hand, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Ireland
  29. Huge Hand, Bari, Italy
  30. Two Hands Sculpture, Como, Italy
  31. Middle Finger, Milan Stock Exchange, Milan, Italy
  32. Die is Cast, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy
  33. Supporting Hands, Venice, Italy
  34. The Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Venice, Italy
  35. Monument to A. Pushkin and A. Hanibal, Vilnius, Lithuania
  36. Three Hands, Funchal, Madeira
  37. The Fist, UNESCO Garden, Monaco, Monaco
  38. Christian IV's Glove, Oslo, Norway
  39. Fist and Rose,, Oslo, Norway
  40. Giant Hand Supporting Hotel EVOLUTION, Lisbon, Portugal
  41. Giant Hand, Revolution Square, Bucharest, Romania
  42. Drumarilor Monument, Obcina Mare, Suceava County, Romania
  43. Laika Monument, Moscow, Russia
  44. Peacemakers Sculpture, International Federation for Peace and Conciliation, Moscow, Russia
  45. Hand Holding the Eternal Flame, Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd, Russia
  46. Holocaust Memorial, Yantarnyy, Kaliningrad, Russia
  47. Hand Holding Pencil, Alicante, Spain
  48. Love by Lorenzo Quinn, Almenar, Lleida, Spain
  49. Hand by Fernando Botero, Plaza San Juan de la Cruz, Madrid, Spain
  50. Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Parque Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
  51. Give Peace A Chance, Malaga, Spain
  52. Give and Take by Lorenzo Quinn, Passeig Marítim, Castelldefels, Spain
  53. Tribute to founder of Bacardí, Playa de la Ribera, Sitges, Spain
  54. Hand with Hand, Villagarcía de Arousa, Spain
  55. Hand of God, Millesgården, Island of Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden
  56. Caring Hands, Glarus, Switzerland
  57. Tree of Life War Memorial, Birmingham, England, UK
  58. All Hands, Cardiff Docks, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  59. Wooden Hands, Chopwell Wood, England, UK
  60. Miner's Hand, Clipstone Colliery, Clipstone, Nothinghamshire, UK
  61. Hand of Manuscript of Monte Cassino, Edinburgh, UK
  62. Pink Hands, Glenrothes, Scotland, UK
  63. Giant Hands, Gretna Green, Scotland, UK
  64. Giant Wooden Hand, Brandelhow, Keswick, Lake District, England, UK
  65. Both Arms, Mandela Garden, Millennium Square, Leeds, UK
  66. Hands of Justice, Hare Court, London, UK
  67. Love by Lorenzo Quinn, London, UK
  68. Thumbs Up, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
  69. Reaching for the Stars, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  70. Hands & Molecule, Ramsgate, Kent, UK
  71. Hands Holding Map, Minehead, Somerset, England, UK
  72. Gregynog Hand, Tregynon, Wales, UK
  73. Praying Hands Bench, Walberton and Binsted C of E School, West Sussex, England, UK
  74. Hand Bench, Landscape Alley Park, Kiev, Ukraine
  75. Monument to Steve Jobs, Odessa, Ukraine
  76. Chernobyl Hand Monumen, Reactor #4, Pripyat, Ukraine
North America
  1. Meg’s Pause, Glenhurst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  2. Hand Holding A Quill, Ursulines Museum, Quebec City, Canada
  3. Jacob's Ladder, Berczy Park, Toronto, Canada
  4. Olympia Hand, University Ave, Toronto, Canada
  5. Monument to the Aborted Children of The World, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  6. Hands of Peace Monument, Civic Centre, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  7. White Rose and Hands of Peace Monument, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  8. Hands of the Brotherhood, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  9. Peace Is In Our Hands, Mexico City, Mexico
  10. Hands Holding A Jar, Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico
  11. Becoming Sculpture - Giant Hands at Montevallo, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, USA
  12. Our Hands, Chico, CA, USA
  13. Giant Hand With Paper Plane, El Segundo, CA, USA
  14. The Hand, Sculpture Garden, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, USA
  15. Hand Shake aka Peace, Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, USA
  16. Hand in Hand, Camden Community Centre, San Jose, CA, USA
  17. The Hand aka Agraria, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  18. Giant Hands, Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, FL, USA
  19. A Dangerous Game, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA
  20. Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami, FL, USA
  21. Giant Hands of chiropractor Dr Sid, Life University, Marietta, GA, USA
  22. Iowa Workers Monument, Des Moines, IA, USA
  23. Opportunity Portal - Giant Clasped Hands, Louisville, KY, USA
  24. Hand Protruding From Wall, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA
  25. The Awakening, National Harbor, Prince George's County, MD, USA
  26. Hand of Noah, NOAA Headquarters, Silverspring, MD, USA
  27. Monument to Joe Louis, Detroit, MI, USA
  28. The Awakening - II, Chesterfield, MO, USA
  29. Hands of Man, Salvation Army Family Store, Kansas, MO, USA
  30. Praying Hands Memorial, Webb City, MO, USA
  31. Roxbury Memorial Flame, Roxbury, NJ, USA
  32. Monument to Columbus, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
  33. Hand Holding Diploma, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, NM, USA
  34. Giant Hand Crushing Letter Box, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  35. The Touch, Governors Island, NY, USA
  36. Madam Tussaud's Hands - 1, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York, NY, USA
  37. Madam Tussaud's Hands - 2, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York, NY, USA
  38. Judy's Hand, MOCA, Cleveland, OH, USA
  39. Praying Hands, Tulsa, OK, USA
  40. Giant Hand, Portland, OR, USA
  41. Giant Hands, 9/11 Memorial, Norristown, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
  42. Big Brick Hand, Fifth Ward, Houston, TX, USA
  43. Taking Flight, Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, TX, USA
  44. Peacemakers Sculpture, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, USA
  45. Giant Hand, Carnegie Library, Washington DC, USA
South America
  1. "HANDS" monument to the Republic, Concepción, Argentina
  2. Monument to Nature, Gurupi Tocantins, Brazil
  3. The Hand by Oscar Niemeyer, Latin America Memorial, São Paulo, Brazil
  4. Hand of Desert, Atacama Desert, Antofagasta Region, Chile
  5. Giant Hand, Medellin, Colombia
  6. Monument to the Drowned, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  7. Look Out Hand, Barra del Chuy, Rocha, Uruguay
Brief description, image and location of each sculpture is given below;

Giant Hands with A Ring, Farid Ahmedov Park, Stepanakert, Armenia
A hand giving a ring to another. No more details are available.

Image from defunct Panoramio is by harutune. Available now at web.archive.org

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Palm of Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, near Wuxi, China
One of the largest Buddha statues in the World is located in Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. A replica of the right hand of this huge statute of Buddha is located near giant Buddha statue.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Holger Naether

Image from Picasaweb is by Vincent Lim Kim Keong

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Giant Hand at Nanshan Temple, Sanya, Hainan, China
A giant white hand at Nanshan Temple, Sanya, Hainan China. The temple complex has a huge 108 meters (354 ft) high statue of Guanyin depicting the Guanyin Bodhisattva. The statue was completed in 2005.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Jazon88

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Hand Holding Paint Brush, Dafen Oil Painting Village, Shenzhen, China
Dafen is a suburb of Buji, on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The area is an artist village for the production of replicas of masterworks and outsourcing of original art creation. Reportedly an estimated 60 percent of all the world’s oil paintings are created here. The village is a gated community recognizable by the large sculpture of a hand holding a paintbrush outside its gates.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Johnny Tsai

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Source: Wikipedia / artsy.net

Giant Hands, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Giant Hands sculpture on Nathan Road (near the eastern entrance to Kowloon Park), Kowloon, Hong Kong. Gifted by Rotary Club of Kowloon West it was created by Van Lau.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by BrokenSphere

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Giant Hands of Chandigarh, India
Le Corbusier, famous Swiss-French architect, urban planner and one of the pioneers of modern architecture was very enamoured with "Open Hand" symbol. One of his most famous project was the planned city of Chandigarh, India and the city authorities adopted the "Open Hand" as the emblem/symbol of the of Chandigarh. There are several Giant Open Hands scattered in and around Chandigarh. Presently three such hands have been included in this collection.

Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh
This Open Hand Monument was designed by Le Corbusier himself and is largest of his many Open Hand sculptures. It symbolizes "the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind".

The Monument located in the Capitol complex of Chandigarh, in the backdrop of the Shivalik mountain range of outer Himalayas, stands 26 metres (85 ft), high out of which the metal hand is 14 metres (46 ft) high and weighs 45 metric tonnes (100,000 lb). The hand is mounted on a swivel and rotates like a vane with the wind.
Image from Flickr is by Shubh Singh

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Harvinder Chandigarh

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More info: Wikipedia

Open Hand Cut-out, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Also known as Chandigarh Peace Symbol. Installed on the shores of Lake Sukhna, it was gifted to the city in December 2003, by the Rotary International on 50th year of its founding

Image from Flickr is by Nitin Badhwar

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by ShashankSharma2511

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Open Hand Motif, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh
Open Hand is a favourite Le Corbusier and symbol of Chandigarh can be found at many places in Chandigarh. Here is a motif of Open Hand built on a shoe shaped islet in the Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh.

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Giant Hand, NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung
This giant hand is at the NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The 3 ha park was opened in Year 2000 and primarily exhibits the works of the sculptor Nyoman Nuarta. No details about the hand are available but it sure look very big.

Image from Flickr is by wanderlass

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Main source of info: wanderlass.com

Abstract Hand at 0 Sea Level Marker, Near Mitzpe Yeriho, Israel
An abstract hand sculpture at the 0 Sea Level marker, near Mitzpe Yeriho, Israel, on way to the Dead Sea. Commissioned by Ma'atz (National Road Company of Israel), it is 8.5 metres high and is creation of sculptor Ms. Ornah Ran.

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Source: masa.co.il (In Hebrew) (English Translation)

Victory Sign Hand with Hawk, Fukuoka, Japan
This large hand with victory sign and a hawk is located near the Fukuoka Yafuoku! Baseball Dome. The dome is the home field of Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Japan.

Image from Picasaweb is by 川辺佑輔

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Hand of God, Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan
There are two giant hands on the grounds of Open Air Museum at Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. This giant hand on a pedestal holding high a human figure is titled "Hand of God" and is the art work of Carl Milles.

Another copy of this sculpture is installed in Millesgården, the art museum and sculpture garden, located on the grounds of the home of sculptor Carl Milles, on the island of Lidingö in Stockholm, Sweden.

Image from Flickr is by Dan

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Shaun of the Dead, Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan
This is second giant hand in the grounds of Open Air Museum at Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its design is based on the famous 2004 British horror comedy film "Shaun of the Dead". The sculpture was created by none other than the film's writer and star Simon Pegg and its director, Edgar Wright.

Image from Flickr is by Dan

Image from Flickr is by akira yamada

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Giant Fist and Tuna Sculpture, Omazaki Cape, Japan
An unusual sculpture depicting large "fist-wave" in punching action towards a giant tuna fish. It is located at the most northern point of the Cape. Oma is most famous for its bluefin tuna.

Image from Flickr is by Christine

Image from Flickr is by Tim

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Source: Japan Travel

The Hand of Hercules, Temple of Hercules, Amman, Jordan
During the digging at Amman Citadel, Amman, Jordan, archaeologists found a giant hand, rather just 3 fingers, which were apparently part of a gigantic statue of Hercules. It is estimated that the original statue would have been over 12 m (39 ft) tall.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Deror_avi

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Source: Wikipedia

Blue hand Holding Rice Grain, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
A giant blue hand holding Rice grain at the Rice Mill of Abzal & Co, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.


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Rise Through Education by Lorenzo Quinn, Doha, Qatar
Two hands on an open book, holding the Globe. Installed at November 2005, at ASPIRE - The Academy for Sports Excellence, Doha, Qatar

Image from Google+ Photos is by Aspire Academy

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The Challenge 2015 - Hand Ball Sculpture, Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Qatar
Lusail Multipurpose Hall is an indoor sports arena in Lusail, Qatar. It was built to host matches of the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship. After the event, studies are currently undertaken in order to explore its transformation into a space dedicated for other entertaining activities, usable round the year.

The artwork "Challenge 2015" consists of several large bronze sculptures depicting towering hands reaching for the sky.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Fadi Bond

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Source: qm.org.qa

The Fist, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Fist in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is similar to the Fist in Monaco and it was also created by the French artist César Baldaccini.

Made of bronze the Fist is located in the middle of a roundabout on Prince Sultan Road near the Prince Sultan Mosque. The roundabout is known as "Fist Roundabout". Most of the roundabouts in Jeddah have distinctive sculptures in them and these roundabouts are known by the sculptures at these roundabouts. The Fist was donated to the city of Jeddah by the Minister of Defence and Aviation, HRH Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz.

Image from Flickr is by Terry George
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Source: sculpturesofjeddah.com

Hands at Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
Sun Cruise Resort and Yacht is a hotel resort in Jeongdongjin on the east coast of South Korea. Designed in the shape a cruise ship it is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. 

The resort also contains a Sculpture Park located adjacent to the hotel. It contains 3 separate sculptures of hands along with a variety of other sculptures.

Friendship Hands, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
This is one of the 3 pairs of hands at Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park.

Image from Flickr is by Brian Yap

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Hands of Promise, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
This is 2nd of the 3 pairs of hands at Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park. "The Hands of Promise" depicting two giant hands rising from the ground is one of the most prominent sculpture within the landscaped gardens.

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Interlaced Fingers, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
This is 3rd of the 3 pairs of hands at Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park. It shows two pairs of Interlaced Fingers.

Image from Picasaweb is by 홍현애

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Giant Hand at Sunrise Square, Homigot, (Cape Homi), Pohang, South Korea
There are two giant hands at Homigot. This one is installed at the beach next to the light of millennium and the other hand is in the nearby sea. The hand at the beach shows a left hand while the one in the sea depicts right hand.

Sunrise Square is a very popular tourist spot where tourist gather to watch the rising sun. A special gathering is held here on January 1 each year to welcome the dawn of New Year.

Image from Flickr is by Seongbin Im

Image from defunct Panoramio is by jeito. Available now at web.archive.org

Credits: I am thankful to jeito for informing about this hand and allowing me to use his images. Thank you jeito.

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The Hand of Harmony, Cape Homi, South Korea
There are two giant hands at Homigot. This one called "Hand of Harmony" is in the sea and the other is installed at the nearby beach next to the light of millennium. The hand in the sea depicts right hand while the one on the beach depicts left hand.

The rays of the rising sun are first to reach the Hand of Harmony signifying a new beginning for South Korea. The sculpture made from bronze and granite was built in 1999.

Image from defunct Panoramio is by jeito. Available now at web.archive.org

Image from defunct Panoramio is by 호미곶. Available now at web.archive.org

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Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, Korea
Gangnam Style by South Korean musician Psy is one of the most popular song. It became the first YouTube video to reach one billion views and has reached 3.2 billion views so far. The video was shot at the eastern gate of the Coex Mall in Gangnam District of Seoul.

To honour the singer, a pair of giant golden hands sculpture has been erected near the spot where the video was filmed. Inaugurated on 15th April, 2016, the bronze statue is 5 meters high, 8 meters wide and shows two fists one above another, depicting the iconic horse-riding hand motion of the music video.

Whenever someone approaches the sculpture, its built-in sensors turn on multi-coloured flashing lights and play the famous tune.

The Sculpture has become an iconic landmark of the city.

Image from Flickr is by Travis Wise

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Source: yonhapnews.co.kr

Giant Hand, Yongsan Family Park, Seoul
This giant hand at Yongsan Family Park Seoul, South Korea is made from a series of roof-like tiles wired together. No further details are available.

Image from Flickr is by Crafty Bitch

Image from Flickr is by Jamie

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Hand with Raised Forefinger, Seoul
Located on Seolleung-ro, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, no information is available about this giant hand. However the finger is pointing upwards, to a giant gorilla with bag pack, climbing the wall of the near by building. The hand and the gorilla are probably part of a single art work.

Image Source: Google Street View

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Le Pouce de César, Olympic Park, Seoul
Le Pouce (The Thumb) is an epic sculpture representing the thumb of the sculptor César Baldaccini. It shows in details even the fingerprints and skin details of the artist. Several copies of this famous sculptures have been made.

This one was specially created for the Seoul 1988 Olympics and was installed in the Olympic Park.

Image from Flickr is Sylvain Silver

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Source: tourisme-marseille.com

Praying Hands, Abdi Ipekci Park, Ankara, Turkey
A pair of open praying hands (Turkish:Eller) located in of Abdi Ipekçi park at Attatürk Blv., Ankara. It was made by Metin Yurdanur in 1980.

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"Barıs" (Peace) Monument, Istanbul
Four hands joined together with the word "Barış" (meaning Peace) inscribed on it. It is reportedly a monument to those killed in 2003 terrorist attack on the nearby Neve Shalom synagogue. The monument reminds everyone that people of different religions and nationalities have always lived in Istanbul. The construction in the form of joined hands encourages all to live in peace and respect for each other.

Image source: Google Street View

Source: golos.blog/goldvoice

Hands Holding Flower Pot, Belgrade Gate, Istanbul
No information is available about this fountain.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Ollios

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Pink & White Hands, Istanbul
No information is available about this pair of Pink and White hands located near Ahmet Mithat Efendi Kultur Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey.

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The Hand of Peace, Kuşadası, Turkey
The hand of peace sculpture with six (6) birds (doves) at the waterfront in coastal resort town of Kuşadası. The name of the town has been derived from 'kuş' (meaning bird) and 'ada' (meaning island).

Image from Flickr is by Thom Watson

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Praying Hands, Municipal Cemetery, Tefenni, Turkey
Two Giant Hands at the entrance gate of Municipal Cemetery (Tefenni Belediyesi Mezarlığı), Tefenni, Burdur, Turkey. Probably signifying "Pray for Departed Soul".

Image source: Google Street View (Photosphere) by talip baş

Giant Body Parts near Cable Car Station, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam
A giant hand and other body parts, namely; two legs, several heads showing ear, nose and eyes and a smaller hand, lie scattered near the Cable Car Station at Bà Nà Hills, Da Nang, Vietnam. That area has many resorts and theme parks.

Image from Google+ Photos is by 이규창

Most of the body parts can seen in this Photosphere

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Giant Hands Supporting Pedestrian Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam
Two giant hands supporting an amazing pedestrian bridge called Cầu Vàng (Golden Bridge) in Bà Nà Hills, near Da Nang, Vietnam.

Image from Flickr is by anna mitchell

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Youtube Link of this amazing bridge.

Source: themindcircle.com. It has some great pictures also.

"Second Hand", Alice Springs, NT, Australia
A hand growing on the fingers of a giant hand, installed in front of a Second Hand store on Gap Road, Alice Springs, NT

Image from Flickr is by Fraser Mummery

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"Chat", Pair of Hands, Brisbane, Australia
Entitled 'Chat', the sculpture is a pair of shiny metallic hands, one rising up from the pavement with fore finger pointing up and the other hand lying, palm down, on the ground with fore finger pointing towards the upraised hand.

Located in front of 175 Eagle Street, it was created by Sebastian De Mauro. The sculpture is made of cast aluminium and was commissioned in 2002. The upright hand is about 2.35 metres (7.7 feet) high and 1.50 metres (4.9 feet) wide. The supine hand is 2.25 metres (7.4 feet) long and 1.25 metres (4.10 feet) wide.

Image from Flickr is by Cyron Ray Macey

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Source: Pinterest

Hand with Garage Remote, Kunda Park, Queensland
In front of the East Coast Garage Doors and Gates, Kunda Park, Queensland, Australia.

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The Hand That Nurtures, Wanaka, New Zealand
This giant hand located near the Roys Bay of Lake Wanaka, in Wanaka, New Zealand is called 'The Hand that Nurtures'. Commissioned by Aspiring Arts & Culture Trust it was created by local sculptor Llew Summers and was unveiled on March 10, 2005.
The inscription on its plaque reads;
"The contrast between the solidity and weight of this solid concrete sculpture and the tenderness of feeling which it portrays makes this work special. It symbolises notions of nurturing, safety and protection as well as friendship, openness and honesty."

Image from Flickr is by studio tdes/thedailyenglishshow.com

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Source: New Zealand Holiday Travel

Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria
A pair of giant hands located in Fingers Park near the Calabar Museum, Duke Town, Nigeria. No information is available about these hands however the Panoramio image (shown below) has referred to these as "Hands of God".

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Hands Holding Globe, Ksar, Tunisia
At the roundabout of Roads P3 and P15, Ksar, Gafsa, Tunisia

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Giant's Hand, Antwerp
The name Antwerp (Antwerpen) which means 'Throwing Hand' came from a legend of a terrible giant called Antigoon who used to cut off hands of sailors who refused to give him toll. The giant was killed by Roan general Silvius Brabo who cut giant's own hand and threw it the river near present day  Antwerp. Hence the name.

This Giant Hand artwork was also created by Henry Miller who had created 'L'Écoute, the giant Head and Hand sculpture in Paris.

Image from Flickr is by FaceMePLS

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Monument to The Missing Children, Parc de Bruxelles, Brussels
Officially titled "The Messenger", this monument to the missing children of Brussels, depicts a giant bird ready to fly from the top of raised hand. The sculpture was created by Jean-Michel Folon and was unveiled on May 21, 1997 by Princes Astrid.

Image from Picasaweb is by Hazel C.

Image from Picasaweb is by Hazel C.

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Source: jean-michel-folon.eu (In French) (English Translation)

Credits: I am thankful to Hazel C. who not only informed me about this hand but also took its pictures specifically for this collection. Thank you Hazel.

Two Hands, Antigua, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Cut-outs of two hands, somewhere on Calle Virgen de Antigua, Antigua, Canary Islands

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Hands and Grapes, Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Sculpture at the entrance of the village of Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. The village is famous for its Muscat Wines.

Image from Flickr is by Cees Wouda

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Giant Yellow Hand with Cars, Pila Roundabout, Châtellerault, France
A giant yellow hand with several cars rolling down, apparently hatching out from a giant egg at the top. The hand is 24 metre high and measures 40 tonne. As per Loire Valley Experiences the cars are probably Citroën 2CV, VW beetle, Austin Mini, Fiat 500, Renault Dauphine, Peugeot 106 and Renault Twingo.

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Source of info: Days on the Claise

"La Main", La Valette-du-Var, France
The Hand (La Main) sculpture by César installed in 1982 at Collège Henri-Bosco, La Valette-du-Var. The sculpture, made of Bronze is 2 metres high.

Image from Flickr is by Jean-Pierre ZIMMER

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Source: publicartmuseum.net

Long Hands, Château de Lacoste, France
The Château de Lacoste is a ruined castle in the commune of Lacoste, Vaucluse, Provence, France. In late 18th century it was owned by famous Marquis de Sade. During the French Revolution the castle was vandalised and fell into disrepair. In 2001, Pierre Cardin bought the castle had parts of it renovated/repaired and in summer each year, he organises a musical artistic festival in the quarries to the west of the castle.

The Château is dotted with many sculpture and one  of these is this pair of long hands.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Chrystel Rey

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Giant Hand, Carved in Granite, Maison du Sidobre, Le Bez
Sidobre is a mountainous area located in central France. It is a 15.3 km long, 6.6 km wide plateau made of granite. This giant hand carved from the granite block is located at the Maison du Sidobre, the Tourist Office of Sidbore, Le Bez, France.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Anne Burtman

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Hand of Oscar Niemeyer, Le Volcan Culture Centre, Le Havre, France
Le Havre's Cultural Central designed by Oscar Niemeyer is in the shape of a volcano and is therefore known as Le Volcan.

A white hand jutting out of its wall (probably modelled after the hand of the famous architect) was installed there as a memorial to Niemeyer. It was designed by Martine Boileau.

Image from Flickr is Frédéric BISSON

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Le Pouce de César, Le Plessis-Robinson, France
Le Pouce (The Thumb) is an epic sculpture representing the thumb of the sculptor César Baldaccini. It shows in details even the fingerprints and skin details of the artist. Several copies of this famous sculptures have been made.

This one is located in the premises of Collège Romain Rolland, Plessis-Robinson, France.

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Le Pouce de César, Marseille, France
Le Pouce (The Thumb) is an epic sculpture representing the thumb of the sculptor César Baldaccini. It shows in details even the fingerprints and skin details of the artist. Several copies of this famous sculptures have been made.

This one, installed in 1994, is located at Rond-Point (Roundabout) Pierre Guerre, not far very far from Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France. it is 6 metres high and weighs 6 tonnes.

Image from Flickr is by marcovdz

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Source: tourisme-marseille.com

Le Pouce de César, La Défense, Paris, France
Le Pouce (The Thumb) is an epic sculpture representing the thumb of the sculptor César Baldaccini. It shows in details even the fingerprints and skin details of the artist. Several copies of this famous sculptures have been made.

This one at Place Carpeaux in La Défense district of Paris is the largest and most passive of the thumbs created by César. It is 12m high and weighs 18 tons.

Image from Flickr is by Amaury Laporte

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Source: travelfranceonline.com

Giant Hands Opening Oyster, L'Éguille, France
As a part of beautification of roundabouts in France, the French Authorities had commissioned to Sculptor Jean-Luc Plé to create sculptures for adorning the central islands of intersections across France. One such sculpture in the roundabout at L'Éguille leading to Marennes, shows a pair of hands opening an oyster.


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L'Écoute, Head and Hand Sculpture, Paris
A huge sandstone sculpture of a head resting on a hand in front of St. Eustache's Church in Place René Cassin, Paris. Commissioned in 1986 the artwork is known as "L'Écoute" ("Listen") and was created by Henri de Miller.

Image from Flickr is by John Althouse Cohen

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Source: French Wikipedia (English Translation)

Hands at Enz Bridge, Besigheim, Germany
Two large hands (one on each side) at the entrance to the Enz Bridge, Besigheim, Germany. The other end of the bridge has two large feet. All these are artwork of German sculptor Gunther Stilling.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Rainer Kirschner

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Le Pouce de César, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Le Pouce (The Thumb) is an epic sculpture representing the thumb of the sculptor César Baldaccini. It shows in details even the lines and fingerprints of the artist. Several copies of this famous sculptures have been made.

This one, created in 1964, is located outside Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Slick

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"Body and Soul" Hand Sculpture, LVM Insurance, Münster
An artwork of artist/architect Duk-Kyu Ryang, the sculpture installed in 2015, is located in front of office tower of LVM Insurance, Münster, Germany.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Dietmar Rabich

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"Think partner" Stuttgart
Two large hands supporting a head is an art work (1980) of Hans-Jörg Limbach. It is located in front of the Friedrichsbau theatre, Stuttgart, Germany.

Image from Flickr is by 'Dage - Looking For Europe'

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Source: Wkimedia Commons

Grigoris Lambrakis Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece
Memorial to Grigoris Lambrakis is located at the exact spot where the peace activist and member of the Greek Parliament belonging to the United Democratic Left Party was assassinated on May 22, 1963. The bronze sculpture depicts upraised hands, a dove and a head resting on the ground.

Image from TripAdvisor is by VadimM67

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Source: sanantoniopeace.center

Monument To 1953 Flood Disaster, Colijnsplaat, Holland
North Sea Flood of 1953 had caused extensive damage to coastal areas of Holland. This is monument to brave people of Colijnsplaat who tried to stop flood water entering through damaged dyke. They pushed their bodies at the wooden boards at the breach and kept on holding it for hours.

The monument titled Houen Jongens (Keep up Boys) unveiled on August 6, 1993 is artwork of Jan Haas. Made of brass, it shows rolling waves against a board and a hand pressing it against the force of water.

Image from Flickr is by Henk Kosters

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Source: noord-beveland.nl/historie

Liberation Monument, Doetinchem, Holland
A monument to the nine solders of Canadian Cavalry Highlanders who had died while liberating the town on May 1-2, 1945. The monument which shows two hand cuffed hands, is located in Mark Tennantplantsoen (Mark Tennant Park), named after the Major of the Canadian Cavalry Highlanders. It was designed by Marius van Beek.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Winmel

Source: tracesofwar.nl

Jewish Monument, Groningen, Holland
The 'Jewish monument' in Groningen is a sculptural group of six hands of brass and copper, each placed on a separate reinforced concrete pedestal. Behind the statues there is memorial wall built of concrete blocks.

Created by Eduard Waskowsky, the hands are about five meters high and each hand has an expression of its own. The first depicts anger or resistance, the other hands display fear, sadness, acquiescence, prayer and blessing. The seventh pedestal is empty as the artist died in 1976 before the monument could be finished. The organisers decided to keep it blank.

Symbolism - The seven planned hand perhaps symbolise the seven branches of the menorah.

Image from Flickr is by GlobalVillager

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Source: GEC Post - Jewish Monument Groningen by kite_surfer and 4en5mei.nl

Tolerance Monument, Station Square, Hilversum, Holland.
Tolerance (Dutch: Verdraagzaamheid) Monument at the Station Square, Hilversum ( Holland) depicts a pair of folded hands holding two glass dragonflies. Created by Edo van Tetterode, the sculpture is a monument for Michael Poyé, who was brutally killed in 1986 by right-wing extremists, due to his looks (long hairs).

Image from Flickr is by Roel Wijnants

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Source: tgoii.info

Raised Hand Monument, Zijpersluis, Burgerbrug, Holland
A monument to a group of ten Dutch persons who were executed for a failed attempt sabotage an ammunition transport from the Germans.

The monument by Willem Reijers is 2 metres high with a pigeon spreading its wings at the wrist. Located at Parallelweg, Zijpersluisat, at the very spot of the execution, it is made of sandstone and was unveiled on May 4, 1947.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Trijnstel

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Source: Dutch Wikipedia

Giant Hands, Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary
Two giant hands holding a sphere - a symbolic representation of the Workers' Movement.

Source: aviewoncities.com

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"Ripost", Széchenyi Square, Budapest, Hungary
A giant face lying on the ground peering through two huge fingers, as if aiming through a slingshot. This artwork, located opposite Four Seasons Hotel, Gresham Palace, was created by Hungarian artist Ervin Lóránt Hervé for the Budapest Essentials Festival (27 June - 1 August, 2015).

Image from Flickr is by Luc Blain

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Source: Gallery Out of Home / We Love Budapest

The Wishing Hand, Tyrone House, Dublin, Ireland
The Giant Hand called "Wishing Hand" is located on the grounds of the Department of Education, in front of Tyrone House in Marlborough Street, Dublin.

Created by sculptor Linda Brunker it is made of solid bronze and measures 63 x 110 x 55 inches.

Image from Flickr is by James Stringer

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Source: grannymar.com

Healing Hand, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Ireland
Healing Hands is a sculpture by Shane Gilmore, installed at Ennis Cathedral in May 2008.

Image from Flickr is by Pat O'Malley

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Source: waymarking.com

Huge Hand, Bari, Italy
A Huge Hand in front of the Basilica of San Nicola, Italy. The sculpture made of polystyrene was a temporary sculpture created for the 2015 Festival of San Nicola.

Image from Flickr is by Twaalfdozijn

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Source: bari.repubblica.it

Two Hands Sculpture, Como, Italy
Monument to the Fallen for Service (Monumento ai Caduti per Servizioas) per Explore Lake Como rough translation of the plaque reads;
"One hand is actively serving the country in defense of institutional values. The other hand is wounded in the line of duty." The monument is the most expressive part of the human body: hands. The ever-vigilant and active in the service of the country lift and protection all the institutional values, the other defeated and wounded in the line of duty and for this fall for the good of the national community."

Image from Flickr is by David Abercrombie

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Middle Finger, Milan Stock Exchange, Milan
Located in front of Milan Stock Exchange, the 11 metre (36 ft) high sculpture depicts a cut-off hand with the middle finger stuck up. Though officially called L.O.V.E. it is commonly known by it's provocative gesture. This artwork by Italy's most famous living artist, Maurizio Cattelan, has been under controversy right from its installation in 2010. Initially it was a temporary installation but its admirer wanted it to be permanently located while its opponent called it disgusting and wanted it to be removed from public display. The cities ultimately decide in its favour and it has become a permanent art work of Milan.

Image from Flickr is by Ralf Steinberger

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Source: bbc.com

Die is Cast, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy.
A giant metallic 4 metres high hand with dice, located not very far from the historic Roman bridge over the River Rubicon in the town of Savignano sul Rubicone.

It symbolises the famous words "The die is cast" (Alea iacta est) uttered by Julius Caesar as he led his army across the Rubicon river in Italy.

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Source: ilrestodelcarlino.it

Supporting Hands, Venice
Officially titled "Support"; two giant hands rising from the Venice's Grand Canal, trying to support the historic 15th Century, palatial, Ca' Sagredo Hotel. A temporary artwork by artist Lorenzo Quinn, it was unveiled for opening of the 2017 Venice Biennale. The artwork tries to convey the fear by some environmental scientists, that Venice could be entirely submerged by 2100 due rise in the level of Mediterranean sea.

Image from Flickr is tylluan.du

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Source: thisiscolossal.com

The Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Venice, Italy
This is 4th and last giant hand by Mario Irarrázabal. was originally installed at the Riva Ca' Di Dio, Castello, for the Venice Biennale in 1995. This sculpture has four stretched out fingers with thumb resting on the ground. Tired tourists often used the thumb as a bench.

The sculpture remained at Riva Ca' Di Dio, at least till November 25, 2007 (Source: Flickr Image) and at some stage thereafter, it was relocated to a parking lot in Marghera, mainland Venice, where it lies neglected without any maintenance. From Google Street View (see below) it looks that it is in shambles and is barely noticeable to passersby. It is understood that the authorities are planning to renovate it and relocate again somewhere else. Source: comune.venezia.it (pdf file in Italian) (English Translation).

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Monument to A. Pushkin and A. Hanibal, Vilnius, Lithuania
Created by the Lithuanian sculptor Vytautas Nalyvayka it is located in St. Paraskeva Orthodox Church, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The monument, unveiled on May 05, 2011, is made of granite, bronze and brass is three meters high and on the palms are medallions with pictures of Pushkin and his great-grandfather Abram Petrovich Hannibal.

Image from Flickr is by Kovalchuk Nikolay

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Source: russkiymir.ru

Three Hands, Funchal, Madeira
Cut-outs of three hands, somewhere in Lido Park.

Image from Flickr is by G. Smith
There are 4 concrete panels; 3 with cut-outs and one solid.

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The Fist, UNESCO Garden, Monaco
The Fist (French: Le Poing) created in 1980 by noted French sculptor César Baldaccini is located at the UNESCO Sculpture Garden, Monaco. A similar fist adorns a roundabout in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Image from Flickr is by yael lew

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Christian IV's Glove, Oslo
Located in Christiania Torv (square), Oslo, the fountain has a hand pointing to the ground. The sculpture is called "Christian IVs hanske" (Christian IV's glove) and was made by the Norwegian artist Wenche Gulbransen. The fountain is reportedly located at the spot where the Danish-Norwegian king Christian IV decided to rebuild the city after the big fire in 1624. He pointed to the spot and said: "The new town will lie here!" (Source: visitoslo.com)

Image from Flickr is Dion Hinchcliffe

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Fist and Rose, Oslo
The Fist and Rose (Neve Og Rose) is monument to the Socialist Party and was installed in 1990 in front of headquarters of Trade Union for Metalworkers, Oslo.

Image from Flickr is by No por Mucho Madrugar

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Source: spfaust.wordpress.com

Giant Hand Supporting Hotel EVOLUTION, Lisbon
A giant hand supporting Hotel EVOLUTION, Lisbon, Portugal

Image from Google+ Photos is by Les Poon

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Giant Hand, Revolution Square, Bucharest, Romania
A big hand with long fingers adjacent to the bronze statue of "Iuliu Maniu" in the famous Revolution Square, Bucharest. Iuliu Maniu was one of foremost Romanian politicians and was Prime Minister of Romania for three terms after World War I. He had opposed the communist regime and was imprisoned in 1947. He died in 1953 in Sighet prison.

The statue often referred as the "Broken Man" is the work of artist Mircea Spătaru.

Image from Flickr is by Michael Arrington

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Drumarilor Monument, Romania
The Drumarilor monument is a monument to road construction work, located at an altitude of over 1,000 meters, on Obcina Mare, Suceava County. The Monument is almost 7 meters high, representing a hand - a symbol of labour. A road a bridge wraps around the hand.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Cezar Suceveanu

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Source: La Taifas / Romanian Wikipedia (English Translation)

Laika (The First Animal To Orbit Earth) Monument, Moscow
Laika's statue in the shape of hand cum rocket is located in front of the Moscow military research facility where her flight team prepared the original space mission in 1957. The monument was installed 2008.

Image from Picasaweb is by Сергей Хоамченок

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Peacemakers Sculpture, International Federation for Peace and Conciliation, Moscow
This is one of the two identical "The Peacemakers" monuments created by Sculptor Frank Hendler to commemorate the historic handshake between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at the US-Soviet summit in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 7, 1987. The other one is located in the campus of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, USA.
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Hand Holding the Eternal Flame, Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd, Russia
A huge hand sculpture holding eternal flame at the 'Zal Voinskoy Slavy' (Hall of Military Glory), Soviet War Memorial, Mamayev Kurgan, Stalingrad, now renamed Volgograd.

Image from Google+ Photos is by lex67 25

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Holocaust Memorial, Yantarnyy, Kaliningrad, Russia
In early 1945 as the soviet troops advanced towards Kaliningrad, Russia, the Nazis, in one of their last act of Holocaust, marched the inmates of Stutthof Concentration Camp and then murdered several thousand prisoners of the at the Amber beach of Palmnicken (now Yantarny).

A monument to the victims was unveiled in Yantarny on January, 30, 2011. The monument, by Frank Meisler, features hands lifted up to the sky.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Андрей Казаков

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Source and more info: Wikipedia

Hand Holding Pencil, Alicante, Spain
At the Campus of the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Etnacila

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Love by Lorenzo Quinn, Almenar, Lleida, Spain
Lorenzo Quinn, an Italian sculptor has created several "Love" themed sculptures which are on display a various locations around the World.

This one mounted on a pedestal, is at display on N-230 at the South-East entrance to the town. The sculpture is made of steel and bronze, reaching 5.5 meters in height and 3.20 in diameter.
The plaque on the pedestal has text in four languages (Spanish, Catalan, English and French) and reads;
"Love is the most powerful word in a relationship. I see love as a continuous stream of emotions which must endure through time. Love also means respect, appreciation, honesty, transparency ,trust, faith, to want someone’s good and also to let oneself be someone’s good and also to let oneself be loved. It’s an all encompassing circle of emotions where one gives and takes."

Image from Google+ Photos is by Inma Avi

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Source: lorenzoquinnlleida.es

The Hand by Fernando Botero, Madrid, Spain
This is one of the two giant hand sculptures in Madrid. Both of these are called La Mano (meaning: The Hand). This hand was made by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and is located in the Plaza San Juan de la Cruz, Madrid Spain. It was created in 1976, a year after Botero had suffered injuries in his right hand in a car accident.

The other one by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal is located in Parque Juan Carlos I.
Image from Flickr is by kbud

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Source: waymarking.com

The Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Madrid, Spain
This is the second Giant Hand in Madrid and is also called La Mano (meaning: The Hand). This hand made by Mario Irarrázabal is located in Parque Juan Carlos I, while the other by Colombian artist Fernando Botero is located in the Plaza San Juan de la Cruz.

This sculpture made in 1987 was the second giant hand made by Mario Irarrázabal. It is similar to his original sculpture in Punta del Este, Uruguay and shows five fingers partially submerged in the ground. However unlike the original hand at the Brava Beach, Uruguay, where the fingers rise out from the sand on the beach, the fingers here rise out from paved ground.

Image from Flickr is by Richard Parmiter

Give Peace A Chance, Malaga, Spain
The sculpture known as "Ave Quiromantica" is a bronze sculpture which has the form of half pigeon and half an open hand. Located on Calle Bolsa, Malaga, Spain, the sculpture was created in 2001 by Jose Seguiri. Its design is based on a sketch done by the poet Rafael Perez Estrada, to whom the monument was dedicated by the City of Malaga.

Image from Flickr is by p_mci

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Source: 500px.com

Give and Take by Lorenzo Quinn, Passeig Marítim, Castelldefels, Spain
Installed 2013, it is located at the Playa de Castelldefels, Passeig Marítim, Castelldefels, Spain

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Grey Geezer

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Tribute to founder of Bacardí, Playa de la Ribera, Sitges, Spain
"Mirant el futur" "Looking at the future", by Lorenzo Quinn. A tribute the founder of Bacardí, at Playa de la Ribera, Sitges, Spain

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Grey Geezer

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Hand with Hand, Villagarcía de Arousa, Spain
Titled Hand with hand / Man with man (Mano con mano/Man con man) the sculpture is located on a roundabout on Avenida das Carolinas, Villagarcía de Arousa, Galicia, Spain. Made of bronze it is art work of Ramón Conde, Sculptor and was opened on July 15, 2004.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Felipe Loroño

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Source: EsculturaUrbana.com

Hand of God, Millesgården, Island of Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden
Hands of God "Guds hand" in Millesgården, Island of Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden is replica of the original installed in Hakone Sculpture Park, Japan. Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden located on the grounds of the home of sculptor Carl Milles and his wife, artist Olga Milles, both of whom are also buried there.

Image from Flickr is by Esther Westerveld

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Caring Hands, Glarus, Switzerland
"La main généreuse" or "The Caring hand", sculpture in Glarus, Switzerland. This sculpture rising from the ground and gently wrapping its fingers around a tree sends a message of environmental responsibility and care. It is artwork of Eva Oertli and Beat Huber.

Image from Flickr is by upperplayground

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Tree of Life War Memorial, Birmingham, England
Located on Edgbaston Street, near St. Martin's Church, Birmingham, England, the sculpture titled "Tree of Life" is artwork of Lorenzo Quinn. It shows a tree which morphs into a pair of hand holding Globe. Made of Bronze it is a memorial honouring the victims of World War II bombing raids on Birmingham. It measures 2.50 M x 0.90 x 0.70 Metres and was unveiled on October 08, 2005.

Image from Flickr is by Roger Marks

Source: lorenzoquinn.com / BBC

All Hands, Cardiff, Wales
Created by the sculptor Brian Fall, it commemorates the manual workers of Cardiff Docks. The 2 metres high hands, gripping a steel rope, are located above the culverted canal which supplied coal to Cardiff Docks.

Image from Flickr is by Elliott Brown

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Source: brianfell.org.uk

Wooden Hands, Chopwell Wood, England
Located in Chopwell Wood Park near Gateshead, England these wooden hands are replacement of original "The Hand" which was made of Poplar wood. The new hands made of Oak were sculpted by David Gross and installed at the original site in November 2006.

Source: friendsofchopwellwood.org.uk

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Miner's Hand, Clipstone Colliery, England
The waste tips of the former Clipstone Colliery have been turned into a country park which includes this sculpture of a giant hand entitled "Golden Hand". It was specially commissioned as part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route.

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Hand of Manuscript of Monte Cassino, Edinburgh
A giant hand is part of a three piece sculpture entitled 'Manuscript of Monte Cassino', situated opposite St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh. The artworks was created by Eduardo Paolozzi and consists of a Hand, Foot and Ankle.

"The sculpture is an allegory of a pilgrimage - the foot which travels and the connecting ankle and the hand receiving alms or hospitality; the sculpture also makes reference to giant Ancient Roman sculpture on Capitoline Hill in Rome. On the hand is a ball with geometric indentations relating to genetic engineering, perhaps an allusion to 'plenty', but also two locusts coupling referring to the plague of locusts in the Bible. It is designed to collect rain water and allow children would play on the sculpture."

Image from Flickr is by jambox998

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Source: edinburghmuseums.org.uk;

Pink Hands, Glenrothes, Scotland
These pink coloured hands by Malcolm Robertson were installed in 1980, somewhere on Collydean Drive, Collydean, Glenrothes as part of 'Public Art Program'. Subsequently it was relocated and is now sited on A 911, Leslie, Glenrothes, Scotland.

Following picture was taken at the old location;
The hands at new location;

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Giant Hands, Gretna Green, Scotland
The village of Gretna Green in the south of Scotland, bordering England is famous for runaway weddings. The blacksmith shop framed by two hand was a popular venue for such marriages.

The blacksmith's shop framed by the giant hands, entitled the "Big Dance" is located in the Sculpture Garden at Gretna Green. The two clasping hands made of weathering steel, stand 4 metres (13 ft.) tall and was created by Ray Lonsdale.

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Source: gretnagreen.com

Giant Wooden Hand, Brandelhow, Keswick, Lake District, England
This pair of giant wooden cupped hands was unveiled on Oct. 16, 2002 to commemorate the centenary of the National Trust's first ever land purchase - 108 acres of the Brandlehow estate on the western shore of Derwentwater, in 1902. Located not very far from the Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Landing.

Image from Flickr is by Kris Chapman

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Source: Flickr

'Both Arms', Mandela Garden, Millennium Square, Leeds
'Both Arms' is a 4.9 metres (16 ft) high, bronze sculpture by William Kenneth Armitage. It is located in the Mandela Garden of Millennium Square (previously - Civic Square), Leeds, UK.

Another hand sculpture by William Kenneth Armitage is in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Image from Flickr is by Donald Judge

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Hands of Justice, Hare Court, London
The Hands of Justice by Tanya Russell, Hare Court, Inner Temple, London.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by AndyScott

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Love by Lorenzo Quinn, London
Lorenzo Quinn, an Italian sculptor has created several "Love" themed sculptures which are on display at various locations around the World.

This one is at display at Riverside Walk Gardens, near Vauxhall bridge, Milbank, London and is made from Polished / chromed Aluminium.

Image from Flickr is by Loco Steve

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Thumbs Up, Trafalgar Square, London
The Fourth Plinth in the northwest Trafalgar Square is used to show case temporary artworks instead of having a permanent sculpture.

A big hand with really long thumb created by David Shrigley was on display at this plinth from Sept 29, 2016 to March 6, 2018. Made of bronze the sculpture was 7 metres (23 ft) high.

Image from Flickr is by David Holt

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Source: Wikipedia

'Reaching for the Stars', Newcastle upon Tyne
'Reaching for the Stars' is a hand stretched upwards, bronze sculpture (2002) by Kenneth Armitage. It is located in the very narrow Stephenson's Lane which runs between Orchard Street and South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Another hand sculpture by William Kenneth Armitage is in Leeds, UK.

Image from Flickr is by Michael Callachan

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Source: geograph.org.uk

Hands & Molecule, Ramsgate, Kent
This pair of giant hands holding up strings of molecules called "Hands & Molecule" is located on the Westcliff Promenade, Ramsgate, Kent, UK. It was commissioned by Sustrans (A leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport) and sponsored by pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

The 2.4 meters (8 ft) high sculpture was designed by David Barnes, with bronze casting by Livingstone Art Founders and was unveiled in June 2000 to mark the opening of the National Cycle Network (Route 15) in Thanet, Kent.

Image from Flickr is by Alan Day

Image from Flickr is by John Sheldon

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Source: mykent.co.uk / vanderkrogt.net

Hands Holding Map, Minehead, Somerset, England
Located at the Minehead end of South West Coast Path - England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles (1,014 km), running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset.

The 3.65 metes (12 ft) galvanised steel sculpture, installed in 2001, was designed by Sarah Ward and sculpted by Owen Cunningham.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Nilfanion

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Source: telegraph.co.uk

Gregynog Hand, Tregynon, Wales
Located on the grounds of Gregynog Hall; A large country mansion in the village of Tregynon, near Newtown, Wales, is this Giant Hand protruding from the grounds. As per Flickr it is titled "Gregynog Hand" by Francis Hewlett in 1977.

Image from Flickr is by Bunny Red

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Praying Hands Bench, Walberton and Binsted C of E School, West Sussex, England
Two giant hands forming wooden a bench was built by Sitting Spiritually Ltd., Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.

As per web page of Sitting Spiritually - Bespoke Garden Sculpture (page was obtained via Internet Archive - Wayback Machine)
"This seat is at Walberton and Binsted C of E School West Sussex and is based on an idea from their head teacher. She had bought back from the Holy Land a bible that was held in a pair of praying hands.So we sculptured from Oak what she wanted; a place where teachers could sit together with a pupil in a warm cacooned place and provide counsel and solace."

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Hand Bench, Landscape Alley Park, Kiev
Two hands supporting a bench at Landscape Alley Park, Kiev. The public park show cases offbeat local artwork, including abstract sculptures & mosaics. As per Getty Images the installation is by Lilia Litkovskay.

Image from Flickr is by Jayne Cravens

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Monument to Steve Jobs, Odessa, Ukraine
A Giant Hand with Apple logo cut out in the middle. A monument to Steve Jobs, created in 2012, by Ukrainian artist Cyril Maksimenko from scrap parts of cars, motor cycles and bicycles. A plaque on the sculpture reads "Thanks Steve" in English as well as in Ukrainian.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Евгений Симоненко

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Source: mactrast.com

Chernobyl Hand Monument, Reactor #4, Pripyat, Ukraine
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, a memorial was built to commemorate the people who worked in the aftermath of the disaster

Image from Flickr is by Jorge Franganillo

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Meg’s Pause, Glenhurst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
This 4.8 Metres (16 ft) tall sculpture entitled "Meg’s Pause" is one of many art works created by sculptor David Hind who creates his work from scraps and recycled materials. The sculpture created in 2008 is dedicated to his mentor Marguerite Larmand and shows the exchange of a rock from one hand to another.

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Hand Holding A Quill, Quebec City
Located in front of The Ursulines Museum, Quebec City, Canada
As per Flickr page it is;
"A tribute to the women of the religious communities that dedicated their lives to teaching."

Image from Flickr is by Kiril Strax

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"Jacob's Ladder", Berczy Park, Toronto
"Jacob's Ladder" by Luis Jacob installed in Berczy Park,Toronto consists of two giant scale bronze hands. The art work was installed in late 2017. It is understood that these hands will eventually have a rope lattice suspended between the hands, forming a ladder for climbing, swinging, playing etc.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Bruce Reid

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Olympia Hand, University Ave, Toronto


Known as "Olympia Hand" it was commissioned by Olympia & York, a major international property development firm based in Canada.

Created in 1972 by Sorel Etrog, the sculpture is a big open upright bronze hand facing outward. It is 3 m high, 1.64 m wide, and 7o cm thick.

Image from Flickr is by Steve Harris

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Source: Book entitled - Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto by John Warkentin

Monument to the Aborted Children of The World, Santo Domingo
This monument showing two hands holding a foetus is an "Homage to the millions of aborted children in the world".

Located in the Plaza of the Priests, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, it is of bronze and was unveiled in 2004.

Image from Flickr is by Ulises Jorge

Image source: minube.com

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Hands of Peace Monument, Civic Centre, Guatemala City
This Peace Monument (Monumento A La Paz) is located in the fountain near the City Town Hall, Guatemala City. It commemorates the Firm and Lasting Peace Agreement, made on December 29, 2006. The monument by sculptor Fernando Carlos León shows two raised hands and a pigeon flying towards the sky.

Image from Flickr is by Fernando Reyes Palencia

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Source: minube.com

White Rose and Hands of Peace Monument, Guatemala City
Located in front of the National Palace of Culture (Palacio Nacional de la Cultura), the monument is in shape of half clasped hands. This monument was unveiled on December 29, 1997, one year after signing the Peace Agreement between the Government and various guerrilla and other groups and unions. The sculpture cast in bronze was made by the Guatemalan artist Luis Fernando Carlos León.
A fresh white rose is placed in the hands every day symbolizing continued peace.

Image from Flickr is by Alvaro Lainfiestam

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Source: cultura.muniguate.com

The Hands of the Brotherhood, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
The Hands of the Brotherhood (Spanish: Las Manos de la Hermandad) at the La Paz (The Peace) Ecumenical Chapel in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

The bronze sculpture designed by sculptor Claudio Favier, represents brotherhood and depicts two right hands joined together in praying position, pointing to the sky.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Mitrush

Google Maps (Approximate location)

Source of info. Wikipedia

Peace Is In Our Hands, Mexico City, Mexico
"En Nuestras Manos está la Paz" (Peace Is In Our Hands) in Mexico city is an interestingly designed sculpture which uses the art of Shadowgraphy. The raised up hands are placed in such a way that when the Sun is up in sky, the hands cast a shadow in the shape of a dove.

The sculpture commissioned (2006) by Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU) was designed by sculptor Glenda Hecksher and it was one of the 20 entries presented during a conference "War and Peace, an analysis under the eye of art, lawful, history, diplomacy and politics" organized by FEMU jointly with the Institute of Juridical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Photo Credits: Culture of Peace News Network, sculptor: Glenda Hecksher, and the author of the article: "Peace Sculptures by Women in Mexico", Dorothy Meyer of Graduate Women International (formerly International Federation of University Women).

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Photo Credits: Culture of Peace News Network, sculptor: Glenda Hecksher, and the author of the article: "Peace Sculptures by Women in Mexico", Dorothy Meyer of Graduate Women International (formerly International Federation of University Women).

Hands Holding A Jar, Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico
Two hands holding tall Jar in a fountain opposite Iglesia San Antonio De Padua, Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico

Image from Google+ Photos is by Emma Avendaño

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Becoming Sculpture - Giant Hands at Montevallo, Alabama, USA
Sculpture sometimes called simple "The Hands," is actually titled "Becoming" and is located inUniversity of Montevallo. It was created by University Art Professor Ted Metz and his students. The 4.9 metres (16 feet) tall sculpture unveiled on February 15, 2003, is made of bronze.
The sculpture depicts two hands. As per carmichaeldigitalprojects.org the "... young hand representing university students reaching out toward the future, and an older hand representing the university itself guiding the student to that future. The separation between the hands represents the student’s graduation. The older hand was modeled after Metz’s own hand, while the younger hand was modeled after one of his students’ hands."

Image from Flickr is by Larry Miller

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Main Source: carmichaeldigitalprojects.org

Our Hands, Chico Municipal Centre, California
The sculpture known as "Our Hands" is the artwork of artist Donna Billick. Located in front of Chico Municipal Centre Building it was unveiled in 2000. Each hand measures 6' X 12' and is made of steel armature covered with terrazzo composed of mixture of granite, marble chips and cement.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Ryanx7

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Source: chico.ca.us

Giant Hand With Paper Plane, El Segundo, CA
This Giant Hand with Paper Plane is a a thirty foot wire-mesh hand ready to launch a big paper airplane. Located at the Metro Green Line El Segundo Station, 2226 E. El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA. It is one of the several artwork installed at the Metro Station "For Your Intellectual Entertainment" (1995) by Daniel Martinez.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Bruce Bogart

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Source: media.metro.net

The Hand, Sculpture Garden, Fullerton College, Fullerton, California
The Hand, created by local artist Todd Frahm in 2007.

Image source: Google Street View

Source: libraryfchistory.fullcoll.edu

The Hand Shake aka Peace, Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California
Another Shaking Hands Sculpture in front of Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California, USA. Sculptor Stephen J. Kaltenbach.

Image from Flickr is by Nicola Barnett

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Hand in Hand, Camden Community Centre, San Jose, California
Located on a small mound at the entrance to the community centre, this artwork by sculptor and designer Michael Stutz shows a small hand within a large hand, suggesting a bond between an adult and a child. It also acts as a welcome sign to people coming to the community centre. Like most of his other art works, this sculpture is also made of woven bronze strips.

Image Source: San Jose - Official Website (Permission to use image awaited)

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Source: San Jose Official website

The Hand aka Agraria, Santa Rosa, CA.
Popularly known as Agraria, this sculpture is the work of sculptor Larry Kirkland. Located in front of Santa Rosa Plaza in downtown Santa Rosa, California, the sculptor is made of white marble and is 3.66 metres (12 ft.) long, 1.83 metres (6ft.) tall and .91 metres (3 ft.) feet thick at its thickest point.

Image from defunct Panoramio is by port565. Available now at web.archive.org

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Giant Hands, Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, Florida
Two giant hands supporting the sign of the school on the drive way leading to the school.

Image from Google+ (profile image) page of Florida School of Massage.

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A Dangerous Game, Wynwood Art District, Miami
Hand throwing a rocket like a dart by Lorenzo Quinn. Installed December 2017 at the intersection of NW 23rd St and NW 5 Ave, near Mana Wynwood Convention Cente, Wynwood Art District, Miami. It is made of EP20, covered with poliurea, PVC and steel.

Image Source: Vimeo Video © Hedmont

Google Maps (Approximate location). It is not visible in GE/GSV imagery. lorenzoquinn.com gives the location as 527 NW 22nd St, Miami FL 33127, but it appears to be incorrect.

Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami
A giant hand at the Holocaust Memorial at South Miami Beach, Florida. The 12.8 metres (42 ft.) high sculpture set in the middle of a pool, was designed by Kenneth Treister and is centrepiece of the memorial. Cast in bronze, the outstretched hand has several human figures clinging to it and and to each other.

Image from Flickr is by Dennis Goedegebuure

Image from Flickr is by Marjolein Vegers

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Main sources of info and more info: Orlando Sentinel and Official Page of Memorial

Credits: I am thankful to David Prashker for informing me about this giant hand at Miami Beach.

Giant Hands of chiropractor Dr Sid, Life University, Marietta, Georgia
Life University is a private university in Marietta, Atlanta, Georgia, founded by Dr. Sid E. Williams. The university is reportedly the largest chiropractic college in the world.

The Giant Hands in front of the bell tower are reportedly modelled after the hands of Dr. Sid E. Williams, poised to give a "toggle adjustment".

The Clock behind the hand has alphabets instead of numerals and reads "CHIROPRACTOR".

Image from Google+ Photos by Tiara Pressley

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Source: roadsideamerica.com

Iowa Workers Monument, Des Moines, Iowa
The bronze sculpture represents four interlocking arms and hands, dedicated to the energy and integrity of the Workers of Iowa. 3.3 metre (11 ft) tall and 3.3 metre (11 ft) wide was created by American sculptor Michael Stutz and was completed in 2007. It is constructed of welded bronze strips. The open interior space of the sculpture frames a direct view of the Iowa State Capital building.

Image from Flickr is by Jason Mrachina

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Source: Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

Opportunity Portal - Giant Clasped Hands, Louisville, KY


The Clasped Hands in front of the Insight Training Group building which houses the The Nia Center. Officially titled the "Opportunity Portal", this sculpture was created by Don Lawler and Meg White in 2000. The hands are 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. One represents the community and the other represents the Nia Center. 'Nia' in Swahili means purpose, and the centre provides assistance for employment, small business development, and transportation, hence the name 'Opportunity Portal'

Image from Flickr is by Louisville Images

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Source: Louisville Commission on Public Art

Hand Protruding From Wall, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Looks like a puppeteer's hand trying to control the passersby walking below it.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Lizbeth Rodriguez

The Awakening
The Awakening is a huge artworks depicting a 22 meters long (72 ft) giant embedded in the ground trying to get out.

As per Wikipedia; "The statue consists of five separate aluminum pieces buried in the ground, giving the impression of a panicked giant trying to pull himself to the surface. The left hand and right foot barely protrude, while the bent left leg and knee jut into the air. The 17-foot right arm and hand reach farther out of the ground, and the bearded face, with the mouth in mid-scream, struggles to emerge from the surrounding earth."

The sculpture unveiled in 1980 is creative work of American artist J. Seward Johnson, Jr. and was originally installed at Hains Point in East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C. In 2009 it was relocated to the present location at National Harbor, Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside the District of Columbia, where it is installed on a specially built beach along the Potomac River.

A replica of this sculpture (The Awakening - II) is at Chesterfield, Missouri
Image from Flickr is by IntangibleArts

Image from Flickr is by Mr. T in DC

Image from Flickr is by wfyurasko

Image from Flickr is by thisisbossi

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Hand of Noah, NOAA Headquarters, Silver Spring, Maryland
A 12 feet tall hand in front of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) headquarters at Silver Spring, Maryland. The bronze sculpture, installed in 1991, was created by Raymond Kaskey who called it "Hand of Noah". It shows a gigantic hand releasing four seagulls - the emblem of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Source: gazette.net

Monument to Joe Louis, Detroit
Known as "The Fist" the sculpture is a monument to the boxer Joe Louis. Unveiled on October 16, 1986, the sculpture was commissioned by Sports Illustrated magazine and created by Mexican-American sculptor Robert Graham. The 7.3 m (24 ft.) long arm with a fisted hand is suspended by pyramidal framework.

Image from Flickr is by Kaleidico Digital Marketing

Source: Wikipedia

The Awakening - II, Chesterfield, Missouri
A replica of the original "Awakening" was also unveiled on October 10, 2009 at Chesterfield, Missouri. It was also created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. The original Awakening is located at National Harbour, Prince George's County, Maryland.

Image from Flickr is by Karen Blaha

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Source: Wikipedia

Hands of Man, Salvation Army Family Store, Kansas
Hands of Man, an artwork by L. William Zahner, is located at the Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center, Kansas City. The sculpture is made of custom cut and patinated copper which was hammered and sculpted. It consists of several hundred copper hands cut from copper sheet. The hands were then welded and sculpted to form a large-scale (7' x 4' x 3') (2.1 x 1.2 x .9 M) sculpture of a hand.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Todd Hurd

Google Maps (Approximate location)

Source: azahner.com

Praying Hands Memorial, Webb City, MO
Created by a 20 year old student, Jack Dawson, these giant hands were unveiled on April 28, 1974. Inscribed in stone, in the front, are the words: "Hands in prayer. World in peace."

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Abe Ezekowitz

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Source: ruralmissouri.org

Roxbury Memorial Flame, Roxbury, New Jersey
Roxbury Veterans Memorial in the shape of giant hand holding a torch is an 8 feet high memorial located within the Horseshoe Lake Park. It honours the residents of Roxbury who served the country during World War II. Installed in 1959, it is an artwork of Burnett Zeek and is made of white concrete and marble chips.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Susy Seda

Source: geocaching.com

Monument to Columbus, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
A white marble hand holding a sphere, located in front of Municipal Court, Scotch Plains, NJ. The sculpture created by Gheorghi Filin is dedicated to Columbus. The upper half of sphere has three metal sails depicting his three ships, the Pinta, the Nina and the Santa Maria.

Image from Flickr is by Jazz Guy

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Source: tapinto.net

Hand Holding Diploma, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, NM

Image from Flickr is by Cindy Boylan

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Giant Hand Crushing Letter Box, Santa Fe, New Mexico
A large feminine hand (approximately 5 feet tall) with long fingernails crushing a mail box. I don't know who the the sculptor was and what he/she wanted to convey by this striking sculpture, but to me, with the advent of E-mail and Instant Messaging, it symbolises the death of letter boxes.

Image Source: Google Street View

An artistic rendition of above image in "Google Street View Art"

Source: roadsideamerica.com

The Touch, Governors Island, New York
The Touch is a Bronze and Cor-ten Steel sculpture by Sassona Norton. It depicts two hands; one fixed to the ground on a circular cor-ten steel base and the other floating over it just touching the fingers. It was unveiled in the summer and fall of 2010 in the "Encounters", Sculptors' Guild show on Governors Island.
As per sculpture.org;
Touch is essential to human interactions in healing and in relationships. The sculpture depicts the beginning of touch. The upper hand is floating in the air, while the lower one is anchored to the disk lightly. The hands are not locked yet. It gives the massive sculpture lightness, lyricism and mystery. It implies that the world is full of promise.

Image from Flickr is by Wallyg

Source of info: sculpture.org

Google Maps (Approximate location, based on Flickr)

Madam Tussaud's Hands - 1, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York has two sets of giant hands. One pair of hands are silver in colour and is located at the entrance.

Image from Flickr is by Harold Neal

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Madam Tussaud's Hands - 2, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York has two sets of giant hands. One pair of hands are silver in colour and is located at the entrance

The other pair of hands are golden and are up on the patio balcony of the Museum, holding the top of the Madame Tussaud's sign.

Image from Flickr is by Moonez

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Judy's Hand, MOCA, Cleveland
A huge, 7-ton, 21-foot-high hand sculpture near Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA). Known as "Judy's Hand Pavilion", it was installed on June 29, 2018 for the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial art exhibition. It was Created by Chicago artist Tony Tasset and is modelled from a cast of his wife's hand.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Karla Luz

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Source: cleveland.com

Praying Hands, Tulsa, Oklahoma
60 feet (~18.3 metres) high 'Praying Hands' at the entrance of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA is reportedly one of the tallest bronze statue in USA.

The statue was made in Juarez, Mexico and was originally called 'The Healing Hands'.

Image from Flickr is by trp0

Image from Flickr is by mulmatsherm

Google Maps

Source of info: roadsideamerica.com

Giant Hand, Portland, Oregon
A big hand in a parking lot at NW 5th & Glisan, Portland Oregon. It was visible in Google Street View imagery of April 2009 but vanished in subsequent imagery updates. Current status unknown.

Image from Flickr is by brx0

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Giant Hands, 9/11 Memorial, Norristown, Pennsylvania
A pair bronze hands holding a twisted and burnt steel I-beam salvaged from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The memorial, creative work of Sassona Norton, was commissioned by Montgomery County and is installed at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Unveiled in September 2005 the sculpture measures 18’ x 16’ x 16’ (5.5m x 4.9m x 4.9m). The hands are about 2.44 m (8')

Image from Flickr is by Garen Meguerian

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Source: sculpture.org

Big Brick Hand, Fifth Ward, Houston
No information is available about this brick hand near Lyons Ave. and Sydnor Sts., 5th Ward, Houston, Texas.

Image Source: Google Street View

"Taking Flight", Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, Texas

A Giant Hand with Butterfly, a sculpture by San Antonio artist Doug Roper. It stands 7.62m (25 ft) tall in front of Butterfly Playground of the theme park.

Image from Google+ Photos is Philip Taele

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Peacemakers Sculpture, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
"The Peacemakers" commemorates the historic handshake between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev at the US-Soviet summit in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 7, 1987.

Sculptor Frank Hendler produced two identical monuments - one is this one located in the campus of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia and the other sculpture is located at the International Federation for Peace and Conciliation, Moscow, Russia.

Image from Flickr is Shenandoah University (Photo by Khalid Johnson)

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Source: Flickr

Giant Hand, Carnegie Library, Washington DC
A massive hand sculpture in front of the Carnegie Library, Mt. Vernon Square, Washington DC. The sculpture was commissioned in 1963 by the South Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) for the Poor People’s Campaign, but it was never installed and remained at the home of activist and SCLC leader Vincent DeForest, near the Takoma, D.C. It was finally moved to present location on August 16, 2008.

Image from Flickr is by Elvert Barnes

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Source: dchistory.org

"HANDS" monument to the Republic, Concepción, Argentina
"HANDS" monument to the Republic ("LAS MANOS", Monumento a la Republica) located at the Salamanca Park, Costanera Norte, Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina is the work of the artist Andrés Mirwald and measures 22 m high. It shows two hands rising from the ground encasing figure of the Republic, with the map of the country at its feet.

Image from Flickr is by Alain Deschenes

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Source: El Pais Viajes

Monument to Nature, Gurupi Tocantins, Brazil
Monumento á Natureza, Ecological Park, Ilha Do Buriti, Gurupi Tocantins, Brazil

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Leila Lopes Barbosa Cunha

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The Hand by Oscar Niemeyer, Latin America Memorial, São Paulo, Brazil
The Latin America Memorial (Memorial da América Latina) is a cultural, political and leisure complex in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Niemeyer also created a Hand sculpture and located it in the Civic Square of the Memorial of Latin America. Below the sculpture there is a quote in Portuguese from Brazilian Politician Orestes Quércia. The text's translates into English, reads;
"The feeling of Latin American unity is the threshold of a new time. The organizational effort to eliminate the oppression of the powerful and build a greater and more just destiny is the solemn commitment of all of us."

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Webysther Nunes

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Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hand of Desert, Atacama Desert, Chile
Mano del Desierto (meaning: Hand of Desert) is the third giant hand made by Mario Irarrázabal and is most famous of giant hands created by him. Inaugurated on March 28, 1992, the 11 metres (36 ft) tall sculpture, made of iron and concrete, is located in the Antofagasta Region, Chile and is a must stop for the travellers on the desolate Atacama Desert stretch of Pan-American Highway.

As per Wikipedia; "Irarrázabal used the human figure to express emotions like injustice, loneliness, sorrow and torture. Its exaggerated size is said to emphasize human vulnerability and helplessness."

Image from Flickr is by Fernando Mandujano

Image from Flickr is by palegoldenrod

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Source: Wikipedia

Giant Hand, Medellin, Colombia
Located in the park opposite Antioquia Museum, Plaza Botero, Medellin, Colombia.

Image from Flickr is by Gildardo Sánchez

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Monument to the Drowned, Punta del Este, Uruguay
This was first giant hand made by Mario Irarrázabal. On its completion in 1982 Irarrázabal gained worldwide acclaim and made 3 more giant hands including the most famous Hand of Desert (Mano del Desierto) in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

La Mano (The Hand) aka Monumento al Ahogado (Meaning: Monument to the Drowned) is a sculpture of five fingers partially submerged in sand, located at Brava Beach, Punta del Este, Uruguay. The sculpture is made of concrete and plastic with reinforced steel bars, metal mesh, and a degradation-resistant solvent covering the plastic on the outside.

Image from Flickr is by matt.hinsta

Source: Wikipedia

Look Out Hand, Barra del Chuy, Rocha, Uruguay
Look Out Hand (Mirador La Mano) is located on the Atlantic Coast at Barra del Chuy, Rocha, Uruguay. It was erected there by the sculptor Ruben Alberti, in 1971, as a benchmark for setting distances on the Atlantic coast. The hand built from reinforced concrete depicts left hand, was damaged by troops as they thought it had some political linkage with leftists. Ultimately Alberti was able to convince the Government that the sculpture had no political meaning and he was able to repair it. It was then vandalised by unknown persons who broke its fingers. Later it was totally destroyed by a lightning stroke. The artist then created it afresh using thicker reinforcement.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Lorena Gonzalez

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Source: El blog de Juanjo Pereyra


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