World's Tallest Mud Earth Building | Memorial to Gandhi's First Non-violent Struggle | Modern Day Ten Commandments | A Little Island With A Small Church - Bled Island | Giant Hands Around The World | World's Largest Wooden Church - Kerimäki Church, Finland | Beautiful Salt Pans, Tegguiada-In-Tessoum, Niger | A House For Bibliophiles | Spiral Shaped Church - The Temple, Independence, USA | Göbekli Tepe - World's Oldest Excavated Temple | The Square Head Building - An Amazing Habitable Sculpture | Some More Giant Hands Around The World | World's Biggest Image Building | Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers | World's Largest Automatic Bike Parking Lot | Locks of Love around the World! | Swallow's Nest | Strokes of Nature - Face of a Red Indian | Yellow Submarine of The Beatles | World's Most Crooked Street - Lombard Street, San Francisco | More "Bridges with Holes" | Twin Hearts of Stones | More - Tri-Bridges Around the World | Grand Peterhof Palace - The Russian Versailles | Man who single-handedly built his own palace | Unique Building Which Looks Like Fabergé Egg | Habitat '67 - World's First Modular Pre-fab Housing Complex | Weird Houses Around the World | India's Only Natural Arch Bridge | The Cloud Gate, Chicago | World's Narrowest Bridge - Nutty Narrows Bridge | Weird Houses Around the World - 5 | A Giant Egg for the Easter | London Bridge has fallen down | Metropolis - The Hometown of Superman | World's Biggest Rocking Horse | Heart of Cape Town - Museum of World's First Heart Transplant | Hopewell Rocks - Flower Pots of Nature | Amazing Tufa Towers of Mono Lake | Organic Building With Flower Pots On Its Façade | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 8 | Gundam RX-78 Giant Robot Hero - Life Size Statue | The Bridge from London to Arizona | Big Temple of Thanjavur - Casts No Shadows | Unique and Beautiful Crystal Mosque of Malaysia | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World | Cinque Terre - Five Colourful Villages on Italian Coast | Tri-Bridges Around The World | Painting in Field | Sculptures in White Desert | Tower which is leaner than the Leaning Tower of Pisa | Fabulous Four - The Beatles in Topiary | Can You Recognise This # 1 | Lemon Festival, Menton, France | Sedlec Ossuary - A Chapel Decorated With Human Bones | "Desert Breath" - Art in the desert | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 1 | Castle which is not a Castle | Beach House on A Pole | Tianjin Eye - A giant Ferris wheel on a bridge | Can You Recognise This # 23 | Graffiti @ Kelburn Castle | As Syakirin Mosque - A Modern Mosque Without A Minaret | Oldest Wooden House In Europe | When Martians Landed | Amazing Turf Houses of Iceland | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Best Place To See Northern Lights | Colourful Evaporation Ponds - South Bay, San Francisco | Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius | World's Largest Treetop Hotel - The Ariau Amazon Towers | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 7 | World's Largest Tomb - Daisen Kofun - A Huge Key Hole Shaped Grave | Expressway through A Building - Gate Tower, Osaka | World's Highest Outdoor Lift (The Bailong Lift) | Bridge Between Eurasian and American Continents | Green Building of School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore | Strange Custom of Baby Jumping | Lucy - World's Biggest Elephant | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Strange town of Setenil | Leaning Towers of Madrid | Periplaneta Americana Invades Havana | Clingstone House - A Remarkable House on A Rock | World's Largest Island within a Lake on an Island within a Lake on an Island | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 10 | Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran | Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad | Unique Temple of Rats - Karni Mata Temple | Can You Recognise This # 9 | World's Largest Tent - Khan Shatyr | Beautiful Bamboo Mosque in Rural Malaysia | Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah | Beautiful Lagoons Amidst Sand Dunes | Swimming on the Edge of the Mighty Victoria Falls (Devil's Pool) | Magdeburg Water Bridge - World's Largest Navigable Aqueduct | Ha! Ha! Pyramid | Hole N' The Rock - An Amazing Cave House Built Single-handedly | Last Hiding Place Of Lenin | One O'clock Gun, Edinburgh | Goat Towers Around The World | World's Largest Monopoly Board | Amazing New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) Which Is Not New | Magere Brug (The Skinny Bridge), Amsterdam | Can You Recognise This # 22 | Hitler's Grandiose Plan for Berlin | Weird Houses Around the World - 3 | World's Lowest Height Building - Fuji Kindergarten | Arctic Circle Monuments & Markers Around The World | Roofless Church | 7 Strong Men of Russia | Amazing Binocular Shaped Building | Bar Coded Building | Wave Rock, Hyden, Australia | Magical Floating Water Taps Around The World | Can You Recognise This # 6 | Giant Keyboard - World's Largest | The Eerie Chapel of Bones | World's Largest Solar Powered Stadium | Kondyor Massif - A Perfectly Circular Geological Formation | Stone Ships of Vikings | Automatic Bike Dispensing Machines in The Netherlands | World's Largest Poster | Palace on the Rocks | Oil Lake on Fire | World's Largest Lenin's Head | House Boats of Kerala, India | Fyrish Monument - A Monument Built To Give Employment | IBM - Birthplace | Selfridges, Birmingham - A Building Adorned With Sequins | Worlds Largest Spherical Dome - Ericsson Globe | Beautiful Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden | The Rundetarn (Round Tower), Copenhagen, Denmark | Strange Landscape | Beautiful Blue Mosque of St. Petersburg | Intricate Latticework at Sidi Sayyid's Mosque, Ahmedabad | Book Shaped Buildings | Weird Houses Around the World - 10 | Maeslantkering - World's Largest Storm Barrier | Waldspirale (Forest Spiral), Darmstadt | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art (Under Construction) | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 3. | Crazy Fountain - The Crown Fountain, Chicago | Unique Building - Built Over Two Bridges | Shot Tower, Clifton Hill, Yarra City, Australia | Fake Round Bridge Which is Not Fake | Fujian Tulou, China - World Heritage Site | 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center - Mecca of Graffiti Art | Can You Recognise This # 4 | Amazing Horse Shoe Shaped Hotel | World's Largest Ship - Emma Mærsk | Hiran Minar, Fathehpur Sikri - A Uniquely Studded Tower | Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania | Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami | Giant Hands of Chandigarh, India | Bridge Houses at Bad Kreuznach Germany | Charybdis - An Amazing Water Vortex Sculpture | World's First Swing Aqueduct - Barton Aqueduct | Oldest Wooden House in the World | Weird Houses Around the World - 13 | Unique Saturn Shaped Building - Lucknow Planetarium | Weird Houses Around the World - 15 | The Great Bombay Explosion | Transporter Bridge - Rendsburg, Germany | Big Question | Tsingy - The Amazingly Alien Landscape in Madagascar | Gateway Arch - Highest Monument in USA | Metronome - A Huge & Strange Public Art Work in NYC | Bloemencorso Bollenstreek - A Dutch Flower Parade | Roof of Water Reservoir, Mina | The Silent People of Finland | Amazing Temple Built From Million Beer Bottles | World's Largest Collection of Old Windmills | A Spanish Mosque in India | Fairy Walking Bridge, Xihai Grand Canyon, China | World' Tallest Clock Tower / World's Biggest Clock | World's Largest Teapot | World's Remotest Island | Giant Plug and Socket | World's Widest Sculpture - Angel of The North | Performance Piece - An Abstract Sculpture | Oldest Olympic Rings and Olympic Flame Tower | Heidelberg Project - Transforming A Shambled Street Into Pride Of The City | Oak Trees atop Tower of Guinigis, Lucca, Italy | Alnwick Treehouse | Quadripoints of the World | Huge Irrigation Circles | The Living Chess Game at Marostica, Italy | World's Largest Bas-Relief Sculptures | Chocolate Hills, Philippines | For the Spider Lovers - A Giant Web | Can You Recognise This # 8 | Island of the Dolls - World's Creepiest Collection of Dolls | World's Largest Rehal | Living on Top of Pillar of Rock | Hand Pump Without Handle - A Strange Memorial In London | Saxine - The Smiling Water Tower | World's Largest Burr (Burl) | Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge | Unusual Shaped Red Bridge in Utrecht, The Netherlands | Huge EU Poster in Google Earth | Spectacular Painted Hills of Oregon | Amazing Volcano House - Living on Top of A Volcano | World's Biggest Cuckoo Clocks | Weird Houses Around the World - 11 | World Wide Web - Birthplace | World's Largest Terraced Paddy Fields, Yuen Yang, China | Unusual Pyramid Mosque | The Raclawice Panorama - One of World's Largest Circular Panoramic Paintings | Ice which is not ice - Pamukkale, Turkey | Oldest Wooden Building in the World | Unique Library Which Straddles Borders of Two Countries | Amazing See Through Church Of Borgloon | Remarkable Pine Tree Which Survived The Great Japanese Tsunami | Lena Pillars - World's Remotest Natural Wonders | World's Largest Dinosaur | Water Tank House | Oldest Hanging Train | Weird Houses Around the World - 14 | Bosco Verticale - World’s First Vertical Forest | St. Beatus Caves With Stunning Entrance | Coober Pedy - The Underground Town | Water Melon House | World's Biggest Cashew Tree | Rocks on the Move | Ancient Karla and Bhaja Buddhist Caves of India | Which is the World's Highest Peak? | Weird Houses Around the World - 8 | Weird Houses Around the World - 2 | Guitar Shaped Buildings | Tri-Bridges Around the World | Rainbow Swash - World's Largest Copyrighted Work of Art | Vitoslavlitsy - The Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture | Town Which Twice Escaped Atom Bomb Annihilation | World's Largest Spinning Top | Small Town Made Famous by BBC Serial | Prebischtor - Largest Natural Stone Bridge in Europe | 'Trim' the Cat of Matthew Flinders | Hollywood Walk of Fame is 50 Years Old | Zhivopisny Bridge - A Picturesque Red Bridge With Spider's Sac | When Walls Had Ears | Tri-Bridges Around the World | World's Largest Semaphore | Garden of Dolls | World's Northern Most Mosque | Flying Saucer Shaped Church | World's Largest Axe | Hotel Which Looks Like A Stack of Dutch Houses | Broken Chair - A Monument to Landmine Victims | ACROS Green Building, Tenjin, Japan | World's Highest Climbing Wall (Tower) | Crescent Shaped Island | Gateway to Heaven - Tianmen Cave, China | Pietermaritzburg Station - Start Of Gandhi's Fight Against Discrimination | Minaret of Jam | Can You Recognise This # 19 | World's Northernmost Mainland Lighthouse | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 9 | Amazing Volkswagen Storage Silos, Wolfsburg, Germany | From Abandoned House to Doll House - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | Strokes of Nature - White Snake | Almost Perfect Cone - Mt. Taranaki | World's Largest Terrestrial Vehicle | Amazing Sigriya Lion Rock Fortress | Pigeon Tower, Isfahan | World's Largest Easter Egg | Can You Recognise This # 10 | "Castel Meur" - House Made Famous by Picture Postcard | Not A Mosque | World's Largest Hole in a Lake | Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India | Man Shaped Lake, Brazil | The Kelpies - Scotland's Largest Art Installation | Shivering Sands Army Fort - Mini Defence Towers | Statues of Amazing Penitents of Taxco, Mexico | 29 More Giant Hands Around The World | A Starry Mosque - Dhaka | World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov AN-225 | Maman - The Mother Spider Around the World | Strokes of Nature - "Autumn Trees" | New Year and First Anniversary | Kjeragbolten (Kjerag Boulder), Norway | Enchanting Bamboo Forest of Sagano | Weird Houses Around the World - 6 | Strokes of Nature - Hell's Fire | The Heart of Voh | World's Largest Mirror Ball | Beautiful Vakil Mosque of Shiraz | Can You Recognise This # 18 | Breathtaking Trolltunga - The Troll's Tongue in Norway | Nikola-Lenivets - Small City With Big Art | Trestle Art - Converting Unsightly to Showpiece | Cretto di Gibellina - Memorial To A Town Destroyed by Earthquake | Weird Houses Around the World - 9 | Mausoleum of Tamerlane - A Precursor To Mughal Architecture | The Horse(s) of Leonardo da Vinci | First IBM-PC - Birthplace | For the Bibliophiles - Book Shaped Fountains | Goat Towers Around The World - Updated | A colourful Hotel Complex - Marques de Riscal | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | A Lake Named Pi (3.1416) | Unique Circular Footbridge, Aveiro, Portugal | Ennedi Plateau - Sahara’s Secret Garden - Revisited | Tunnel of Love | House Attack - Small House Versus Big House | World's Largest Mud-brick Building | Bridge in Mona Lisa | Microsoft - Birthplace | Tower of Hercules - World's Oldest Lighthouse | Can You Recognise This # 17 | World's Most Expensive Island | Falkirk Wheel - Only rotating boat lift in the World | Giant Golden Bees Attack World's Tallest Residential Tower | Nice Chalet at Cascade de Gairaut, Nice | Temple Made of Sea-Shells | Colmar Tropicale - A French Themed Resort in Malaysia | World's Largest Grid Clock | Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria | Cube Houses, Rotterdam | International Bridge on the river Mino | King Kong Versus Beetle | World's Largest Sculpture of Beatles | The Windmills of Don Quixote | Vertical Green Garden of Madrid | Vulcano Buono - The Good Volcano | Small Place With Big Name | World's Tallest Memorial Cross | World's Largest Coin | A Town Made Famous by Star Trek - Vulcan, Canada | Winners' Chapel (Faith-Tabernacle), Nigeria | Fountain Which is A Digital Clock | Remarkable Rocks' Australia are Truly Remarkable | Namba Park, Osaka - A Green Shopping Mall Cum Office | Coconut Crab - The Largest Land Arthropod in the World | Can You Recognise This # 25 | Gun Shaped Lake | Container Buildings at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | Giant Elephant of Nantes | City Lounge, St. Gallens - World's Largest Open Air Lounge | Hewlett-Packard - Birthplace | Amazingly Balanced Rocks -25 Giant Mushroom Rock, Saudi Arabia | Calamita Cosmica The Giant Skeleton on Prowl | World's Tallest and Largest Equestrian Statue | Giant Millennium Clock, Tianjun, China | Beautiful But Cursed Island Of Gaiola | The Spotted Lake | Goats On The Roof | World's Largest Synthetic Material Sculpture | Crazy Tower With Crawling Babies | Carhenge - Modern Day Stonehenge | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 16 | Stunningly Colourful Rocks of Zhangye Danxia Landform | Riding the Lion's Back | World's Largest Thermometer | Can You Recognise This? | World's Thickest Tree - Arbol del Tule | World's Largest Horseshoe Crab | Slauerhoff Bridge - A Giant Flying Kite | Giant Hands of Mario Irarrázabal | Dublin Gasworks Apartments - The Alliance Building | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 14 | Bridge of Vases | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 5 | Razzle Dazzle Ship of Arnhem | Why I switched from White to Black Background | Man Who Walked Through The Walls | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels - 2010 | Amazing Coffins of Ga Tribe, Ghana | Giant Hydra Headed Dragon Clock | The Headington Shark - Which Survived Attack | Unique Architecture Which Spells INFOSYS | Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro | "Sulaiman-Too" Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan | Fantastic Voyage Through Human Body - CORPUS Centre | The Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada | Birthplaces of Digital Giants | Rock Garden, Chandigarh - A Garden Built Clandestinely By One Man | Giant Floral Carpet, Brussels | Weird Houses Around the World - 19 | World's Most Expensive - Billion Dollar Home | Awesome Fire Breathing Dragon Bridge | Glengall Bridge - London's Little Drawbridge | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 11 | Strokes of Nature - Colours of Desert | Catatumbo - Where Lightning Strikes Almost Whole Year Round | Statue of Unity - World's Tallest Statue | Can You Recognise This # 14 | World's Longest Tapestry | Intricate Stepwell Near Jaipur | The Floating Islands of Lake Titacaca | Enchanted Highway - A 32 Mile Long Art Collection | 3.2 km long Slogan, Chile | Can You Recognise This # 16 | Island of the Dead - Venetian Cemetery | Weird Houses Around the World - 1 | World's Largest Bulldozer | Giant Anamorphic Red Flower, Nanning Gateway, China | Spoonbridge and Cherry - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | World's Littlest Skyscraper | Brick Train Locomotive | Floating Swimming Pool - Badeschiff | World's Biggest Apple | Happy Rizzi House | Where old planes go to die! | Maranjab Caravanserai, Isfahan Province, Iran | Swimming Over The Sidewalk | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Can You Recognise This # 13 | Amazing Landscape and Cave Settlements of Cappadocia, Turkey | Unique Curling Bridge | Giant Rock Painting of Buddha, Lashaosi, China | World's Tallest Inclined Tower - The Montreal Olympic Tower | Tower of Thousand Cranes - Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima | Bridge to Nowhere, Atlantic Road, Norway | Northumberlandia - World’s Largest Human Shaped Land Art | Amazing Rice Paddy Art | Car on Wall | Heart Shaped Pond for the Valentine's Day | Relocated Nubian Temples outside Egypt | World's Largest Foosball Table | Can You Recognise This # 3 | The House In The Sea | Iglesia El Rosario, El Salvador | Gravity Defying Stones | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 20 | Even More Giant Hands Around The World | Can You Recognise This # 11 | Ponte Vecchio - Florence's Oldest Bridge with Shops | More Giant Hands Around the World | "My Dear Mother" Clock | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 4 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 6 | Stone House at Fafe | World's Steepest Funicular Railways | Erawan Museum - World’s Largest Zoomorphic Building | Treetops Lodge - Where A Princess Became A Queen | Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Romania | World's Largest Painting | A Cute Three Way Bridge | Sphere Within A Sphere | Bridge to Nowhere | Kosinj Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | World's Largest Flower - Floralis Generica | Korean War Memorial - World's Largest War Monument | Door to Hell | The Painted Wall, Barcelona | Swarovski's Crystal Worlds | Snake Building, Berlin | Piano and Violin Shaped Building | Rundle Lantern - Huge Dynamic Digital Art, Adelaide | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 21 | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 15 | Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Philippines | Giant Drawer House | Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway | Thrown out of Window | Hoba Meteorite - World's Largest Meteorite (in single piece) | The Lighthouse Mosque - Oldest Mosque in China | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Amazing Cruise Ship Shaped Hotel on Cliff | Spectacular Murmuration of Starlings at Gretna Green | World's Largest Quarried Stones | Bookshelf Murals Around The World | Dell - Birthplace | Magical Floating Water Taps | Tree Lockup | Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul | Can You Recognise This # 24 | Knockan Crag, Scotland - Where Continents Collided | World's Largest Titanic Museum, Branson, USA | The Island Which Refused to Die | Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 2 | World's Largest Stone Dome - Global Pagoda, Mumbai | World's First Hard Disk - Birthplace | Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The New Library of Alexandria | Magnificent Stained Glass Winter Garden, Ursuline Institute, Belgium | Which is the World's Largest Church? | A Modern Bridge Designed by Leonardo da Vinci | Strange Orange Coloured Power Plant | Musical Wall of Dresden | Cabin Built from Fossilised Dinosaur Bones | Giethoorn - Village With No Roads | Paragon Prairie Tower - Americas' Largest Glass Mural | Giant Crocodile Shaped Hotel | Metal Monster or Metal Art? | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 17 | Can You Recognise This # 21 | Drive-in Ferris Wheel | Keshwa Chaca - Oldest Surviving Inca Rope Bridge | Quetzalcoatl's Nest - Snake Shaped Housing Complex | Pant-y-Goitre Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Strokes of Nature - Pink Galaxy | House on A Pole | Weird Houses Around the World - 16 | Giant Hand at NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung | Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia | A Huge Modern Building on Stilts | Can You Recognise This # 7 | Islet Made Famous by Bond Movie | Puy du Fou - Historical Theme Park, France | World's Largest Granite Soup Bowl | Island made famous by Google Earth | America's Oldest Functioning Windmill | Oldest Cherry Blossom Trees in The World | Apple - Birthplace | Can You Recognise This # 5 | Colourful Waste Incineration Plant at Osaka | Sanyo Solar Ark - A Solar Power Plant Built From Rejects | Can You Recognise This # 26 | Giant Coin Shaped Building | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 19 | Unusual Extra-Terrestrial Landscape Of Yehliu Geo Park | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 13 | 1000 Islands - St. Lawrence River | Cosmovitral - A Beautiful Stained Glasshouse Garden | World's Biggest Inverted Pyramid Building | Grasshopper Bridge, Denmark | World's Largest Mosaic | Can You Recognise This # 12 | World's Largest Crossword | Can You Recognise This # 20 | Cross (Krestovy) Bridge - World's First 4-Way Bridge | Mysterious Mojave Megaphone | Amazing Subterranean Cathedral of Wieliczka Salt Mine | Magnificent Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar | Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe - Chapel on a volcanic plug | Sacra Cintola (Holy Belt) of the Virgin Mary, Prato Cathedral | World's Largest Loudspeaker | A "Mammoth" Statue, Salekhard, Siberia | Rock of Guatapé | Weird Houses Around the World - 4 | Plane atop 77 Water Street, NYC | The Trojan Horse of Troy is in Turkey! | Huge Colourful Streamers on the Hills of Tibet | Tent Shaped Church With Needle Tower | Noorderlicht - World's Only Ice-Bound Ship-Hotel | Khichan - Best Place in India to see Demoiselle Crane | Wotruba Kirche - A Church Made of Concrete Blocks | World's First Truly Circular Skyscraper | Can You Recognise This # 2 | Amazing Golf Ball House | Giant Wall Sockets | Airstream Ranch - Art or Junk | Turtle Shaped Temple, Nagasaki, Japan | Giant Shark on Land, NSW, Australia | Mysterious Zigzag Lines and Concentric Circles in China | World's Largest Baseball Bat | Poetic Palindromic Roundabout | WYSIWYG and GUI - Birthplace | Vasehenge - A Large Circle of Vases | Cano Cristales - World's Most Beautiful River | Ju Ming Museum - Taiwan's Largest Sculpture Garden | Diamondback Bridge - Walking in the Belly of Rattlesnake | Trojan Horses of Denmark | Monasteries on the Rocks - Meteora, Greece | Vining - A Small Town With Big Art | Sunny Side Up in La Paz | Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Luxor Pyramid, Las Vegas - Largest Pyramid of Modern World | World's Tallest Minaret - Hassan II Mosque | Widest Non-Clonal Tree in The World | Dali's Museum and Torre Galatea - Strange Architecture | World's Largest Speaking Horn | Moeraki Boulders - Giant Eggs Laid by Nature | World's Largest Chessboard | Can You Recognise This # 15 | Strange UFO Houses Are Gone | Murals of Invergordon | Butterfly Bridge - A Unique Tri-Bridge in Copenhagen | 1:500 model of Aksai Chin area | HABOG - Nuclear Waste Management in An Artistic Way | Temple Which Is Not Temple - Palace of Baron Empain, Egypt | A Monument to Enema | Vertigo Inducing Glass Balconies at Willis Tower, Chicago | Bourn Windmill - England's Oldest Windmill | Google - Birthplace | World's Largest Sludge Storage Tank - IJsseloog | Duke of York's Picture House - Oldest Cinema Hall in UK | Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge | Weird Houses Around the World - 17 | World's Largest Filing Cabinet | World's Tallest Windmills - Schiedam Holland | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 18 | Sign Post Forest | Garstin's Folly - Gol Ghar (Round House), Patna, India | Squaw Creek - Stopover point for million of Snow Geese | Sleeping on Bed of Ice | A Jumbo 747 Hotel | Tower of Dreams and Desires | The Giant Eye of Chicago | Amazing Volcanic Vineyards of La Geria | Poor Man's Taj Mahal, Aurangabad, India | Magnificent Bridge of Glass, Tacoma | Thirteen O'clock | Las Lajas Cathedral - A Cathedral Built in A Gorge | Can You Recognise This # 27 | Wichahpi Stone Wall - A Unique Memorial to A Native American Woman | A Giant Sized Welcome in the City of Giants | The Wave (Rock), Arizona, USA | World's Largest Tyre | World's Largest Radio Telescope | Magnificent Mosaic Rug Carpet On Rudolf Nureyev's Grave | World's Largest Sculpture Park - Changchun | A Green Church | Giant Balloon Dogs of Jeff Koons | World's Largest Bicycle | Vijversburg Estate Tri-Bridge | ING House - Another Huge Building on Stilts | Zorbing - Rolling Down a Slope in a Ball | Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, Korea | Weird Houses Around the World - 18 | The Giant Awakes - The Awakening and The Second Awakening | Huge 4 km Long Word | Weird Houses Around the World - 7 | Weird Houses Around the World - 12 | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | Tallest Statue in the World - Spring Temple Buddha | Shibam - World's Oldest Skyscraper City | Church Carved out of Single Block of Rock | A Sad Story of a Lonely Tree | Huge Chalk Lion, Whipsnade, England | Best Place to see Tigers - Bandhavgarh, India | Strokes of Nature - Redhead on Google Earth | Strokes of Nature - Black Dragon |

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;

Edit note dated Oct. 29, 2018
Subsequent to making this post I found thirteen (13) more Giant Hands Around the World
. These hands have now been merged and total of 183 hands are now included in this collection.

Edit note dated Nov.5, 2018
Five (5) more hands have been added and a total of 188 hands are now included in the collection.


Edit note dated Nov. 19, 2018
Twenty Nine (29) more giant hands have been added and a total of 217 hands are now included in the collection.

Edit note dated Nov. 25, 2018
Fifteen (15) more giant hands have been added and a total of 232 hands are now included in the collection.

Edit note dated December 08, 2018
Fifteen (15) more giant hands have been added and a total of 247 hands are now included in the collection.

All these locations in Google Earth - Link to kmz file

Asia
  1. Giant Hands with A Ring, Farid Ahmedov Park, Stepanakert, Armenia
  2. Hands of Friendship, Circular Park, Yerevan, Armenia - added 19/11/2018
  3. Palm of Grand Buddha, Ling Shan, near Wuxi, China
  4. Giant Hand at Nanshan Temple, Sanya, Hainan, China
  5. Hand Holding Paint Brush, Dafen Oil Painting Village, Shenzhen, China
  6. Giant Hands, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  7. Namaste Hands, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India
  8. Open Hand Monument, Chandigarh, India
  9. Open Hand Cut-out, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, India
  10. Open Hand Motif, Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, India
  11. Giant Hand, NuArt Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonesia
  12. Colourful Hands, Tehran, Iran - added 08/12/2018
  13. Abstract Hand at 0 Sea Level Marker, Near Mitzpe Yeriho, Israel
  14. Hands Fountain, Shopping Park Road, Asahikawa, Japan - added 29/10/2018
  15. Victory Sign Hand with Hawk, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
  16. Hand of God, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
  17. Shaun of the Dead, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
  18. Two Hands, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan - added 29/10/2018
  19. Holding Hands, Peace Park, Nagasaki, Japan - added 19/11/2018
  20. Giant Fist and Tuna Sculpture, Omazaki Cape, Japan
  21. The Hand of Hercules, Temple of Hercules, Amman, Jordan
  22. Blue hand Holding Rice Grain, Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
  23. Clasped Hands, Lagenda Park, Kuah, Langkawi Island, Malaysia - added 19/11/2018
  24. Monument to Party Founding, Pyongyang, North Korea - added 19/11/2018
  25. Monument to Workers, Muscat, Oman - added 08/12/2018
  26. Rise Through Education by Lorenzo Quinn, Doha, Qatar
  27. The Challenge 2015 - Hand Ball Sculpture, Lusail Multipurpose Hall, Lusail, Qatar
  28. The Fist, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  29. Friendship Hands, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  30. Hands of Promise, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  31. Interlaced Fingers, Sun Cruise Resort Sculpture Park, Jeongdongjin, South Korea
  32. Giant Hand at Sunrise Square, Homigot, (Cape Homi), Pohang, South Korea
  33. Hand of Harmony, Homigot, (Cape Homi), Pohang, South Korea
  34. Gangnam Style Hands, Seoul, South Korea
  35. Giant Hand, Yongsan Family Park, Seoul, South Korea
  36. Hand with Raised Forefinger, Seoul, South Korea
  37. Le Pouce de César, Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea
  38. "With Us", GT Tower East, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea - added 19/11/2018
  39. Hand Holding Conventional Handset, Colombo, Sri Lanka - added 08/12/2018
  40. Hands in Hell, White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand - added 19/11/2018
  41. Jet Fighter on Palm of Hand, Air Force Museum, Ankara, Turkey - added 25/11/2018
  42. Praying Hands, Abdi Ipekci Park, Ankara, Turkey
  43. Baris (Peace) Monument, Istanbul, Turkey
  44. Hands Holding Flower Pot, Belgrade Gate, Istanbul, Turkey
  45. Pink & White Hands, Istanbul, Turkey
  46. Hand of Peace,Kuşadası, Turkey
  47. Praying Hands, Municipal Cemetery, Tefenni, Turkey
  48. Three-Fingered Salute, Dubai, UAE - added 05/11/2018
  49. Giant Hand Holding Perfume Bottle, Fujairah, UAE - added 19/11/2018
  50. Giant Body Parts, near Cable Car Station, Bà Nà Hills, Vietnam
  51. Giant Hands Supporting Pedestrian Bridge, Da Nang, Vietnam
  52. "Hope and Love for Peace", Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam - added 19/11/2018
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
  5. Peace Sculpture, Queens Park, Wanganui, New Zealand - added 08/12/2018
 Africa
  1. Peace Monument, Bamako, Mali - added 29/10/2018
  2. Giant Hands, Duke Town, Calabar, Nigeria
  3. Hands Holding Globe, Ksar, Tunisia
  4. Praying Hands, Mountain of Faith, Magaliesburg, South Africa - added 08/12/2018
Europe
  1. "Nothing is impossible", Brunn am Gebirge, Austria - added 08/12/2018
  2. Giant's Hand, Antwerp, Belgium
  3. Monument to The Missing Children,, Parc de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  4. Passion, Charleroi, Belgium - added 19/11/2018
  5. Two Hands, Antigua, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
  6. Solidarity Heroes Sculpture, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands - added 19/11/2018
  7. Pirija Fountain, Split, Croatia - added 29/10/2018
  8. Hands and Grapes, Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  9. Giant Yellow Hand with Cars, Pila Roundabout, Châtellerault, France
  10. Hand Holding a flute, Huriel, France - added 08/12/2018
  11. La Main, La Valette-du-Var, France
  12. Long Hands, Château de Lacoste, Lacoste, France
  13. Giant Hand, Carved in Granite, Maison du Sidobre, Le Bez, France
  14. Hand of Oscar Niemeyer, Le Volcan Culture Centre, Le Havre, France
  15. Giant Hands Opening Oyster, L'Éguille, France
  16. Le Pouce de César, Le Plessis-Robinson, France
  17. Le Pouce de César, Marseille, France
  18. Le Pouce de César, La Défense, Paris, France
  19. L'Écoute, Head and Hand Sculpture, Paris, France
  20. Welcoming Hands, Tuileries Garden, Paris, France - added 19/11/2018
  21. Hand With Watch, Berlin, Germany - added 19/11/2018
  22. Hands at Enz Bridge, Besigheim, Germany
  23. Giant Wooden Hand, Haus der Flüsse, Havelberg, Germany - added 08/12/2018
  24. Incontro (Meeting) by Gunther Stilling, Heilbronn, Germany - added 05/11/2018
  25. The Vaulted Hands, Waldkater, Helmstedt, Germany - added 19/11/2018
  26. Le Pouce de César, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
  27. Conducting Hands, Lahr, Germany - added 08/12/2018
  28. "The Hand" by Gunther Stilling, Landau, Germany - added 05/11/2018
  29. Body and Soul, LVM Insurance, Münster, Germany
  30. La Mano, by Gunther Stilling, Neckarsulm, Germany- added 05/11/2018
  31. Think partner, Stuttgart, Germany
  32. Praying Hands Mural, Athens, Greece - added 08/12/2018
  33. Grigoris Lambrakis Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece
  34. Monument To 1953 Flood Disaster, Colijnsplaat, Holland
  35. Liberation Monument, Doetinchem, Holland
  36. Jewish Monument, Groningen, Holland
  37. The Hands, Hofvijver Lake, The Hague, Holland - added 29/10/2018
  38. Tolerance Monument, Station Square, Hilversum, Holland
  39. Raised Hand Monument, Zijpersluis, Burgerbrug, Holland
  40. Giant Hands, Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary
  41. Ripost, Széchenyi Square, Budapest, Hungary
  42. Wooden Hands, near Szent László Bridge, Fajsz, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  43. Workers' Hands, Miskolc, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  44. Memorial Wall, Nagykanizsa, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  45. Big Thumb, Jókai Square, Pécs, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  46. Big Thumb, Tettye Ruins, Pécs, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  47. Praying Hands, Székesfehérvár, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  48. Two Hands Holding A Golden Sphere, Veresegyház, Hungary - added 25/11/2018
  49. Wishing Hand, Tyrone House, Dublin, Ireland
  50. Healing Hands, Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis, Ireland
  51. Huge Hand, Bari, Italy
  52. Two Hands Sculpture, Como, Italy
  53. Middle Finger, Milan Stock Exchange, Milan, Italy
  54. Die is Cast, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy
  55. Supporting Hands, Venice, Italy
  56. The Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Venice, Italy
  57. Monument to A. Pushkin and A. Hanibal, Vilnius, Lithuania
  58. Three Hands, Funchal, Madeira
  59. The Fist, UNESCO Garden, Monaco, Monaco
  60. Giant Hand with Globe on its Finger Tip, Monte Carlo, Monaco - added 19/11/2018
  61. Christian IV's Glove, Oslo, Norway
  62. Fist and Rose, Oslo, Norway
  63. Two Hands, Oslo, Norway - added 19/11/2018
  64. Hand on Balcony, Collegium Nobilium, Warsaw, Poland - added 19/11/2018
  65. Giant Hand Supporting Hotel EVOLUTION, Lisbon, Portugal
  66. Giant Hand, Revolution Square, Bucharest, Romania
  67. Drumarilor Monument, Obcina Mare, Suceava County, Romania
  68. Thumbs Up, Gubkin, Belgorod, Russia - added 29/10/2018
  69. The Cradle, Kemerovo, Kemerovskaya, Russia - added 29/10/2018
  70. 4 Hand Cut-outs, Park of 50th Anniversary of October, Moscow, Russia - added 19/11/2018
  71. Laika Monument, Moscow, Russia
  72. Peacemakers Sculpture, International Federation for Peace and Conciliation, Moscow, Russia
  73. Tree of Life, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - added 08/12/2018
  74. Hand Holding the Eternal Flame, Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd, Russia
  75. Holocaust Memorial, Yantarnyy, Kaliningrad, Russia
  76. Wooden Hands, Bardejov, Slovakia - added 25/11/2018
  77. Hand Holding Pencil, Alicante, Spain
  78. Love by Lorenzo Quinn, Almenar, Lleida, Spain
  79. Monument to The Lovers, Cordoba, Spain - added 19/11/2018
  80. Hand by Fernando Botero, Plaza San Juan de la Cruz, Madrid, Spain
  81. Hand by Mario Irarrázabal, Parque Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain
  82. Give Peace A Chance, Malaga, Spain
  83. Give and Take by Lorenzo Quinn, Passeig Marítim, Castelldefels, Spain
  84. Tribute to founder of Bacardí, Playa de la Ribera, Sitges, Spain
  85. Hand with Hand, Villagarcía de Arousa, Spain
  86. Monument to "Valencian Pilota", Xativa, Valencia, Spain - added 19/11/2018
  87. Welcome to Subtopia, Alby, Stockholm, Sweden - added 19/11/2018
  88. Hand of God, Millesgården, Island of Lidingö, Stockholm, Sweden
  89. Caring Hand, Glarus, Switzerland
  90. Red Hand, Wädenswil, Switzerland - added 19/11/2018
  91. Hand Supporting A Tree, Bideford, England, UK - added 19/11/2018
  92. Tree of Life War Memorial, Birmingham, England, UK
  93. All Hands, Cardiff Docks, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  94. Wooden Hands, Chopwell Wood, England, UK
  95. Miner's Hand, Clipstone Colliery, Clipstone, Nothinghamshire, UK
  96. Hand of Manuscript of Monte Cassino, Edinburgh, UK
  97. Pink Hands, Glenrothes, Scotland, UK
  98. Giant Hands, Gretna Green, Scotland, UK
  99. Carved Hand, Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, UK - added 29/10/2018
  100. Giant Wooden Hands, Brandelhow, Keswick, Lake District, England, UK
  101. Both Arms, Mandela Garden, Millennium Square, Leeds, UK
  102. Healing Hands, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England, UK - added 19/11/2018
  103. Hands of Justice, Hare Court, London, UK
  104. Love by Lorenzo Quinn, London, UK
  105. Thumbs Up, Trafalgar Square, London, UK
  106. Reaching for the Stars, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  107. Hands & Molecule, Ramsgate, Kent, UK
  108. Hands Holding Map, Minehead, Somerset, England, UK
  109. The Hand at The Hand Pub, Llanarmon, Wales, UK - added 25/11/2018
  110. Gregynog Hand, Tregynon, Wales, UK
  111. Praying Hands Bench, Walberton and Binsted C of E School, West Sussex, England, UK
  112. Two Hands, Walmsley Park, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, England, UK - added 19/11/2018
  113. The Hands, Woodbridge Quay Church, Woodbridge, UK - added 29/10/2018
  114. Newton's Apple, Wyndham Park, UK - added 29/10/2018
  115. Golden Forks/Hands, Kiev, Ukraine - added 08/12/2018
  116. Hand Bench, Landscape Alley Park, Kiev, Ukraine
  117. Monument to Steve Jobs, Odessa, Ukraine
  118. Chernobyl Hand Monumen, Reactor #4, Pripyat, Ukraine
North America
  1. Meg’s Pause, Glenhurst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  2. Giant Hand Topiary Fountain, Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec City, Canada - added 29/10/2018
  3. Hand Holding A Quill, Ursulines Museum, Quebec City, Canada
  4. The Hand, University of Saskatchewan Art Park, Saskatchewan, Canada - added 19/11/2018
  5. Jacob's Ladder, Berczy Park, Toronto, Canada
  6. Olympia Hand, University Ave, Toronto, Canada
  7. Monument to the Aborted Children of The World, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  8. Hands of Peace Monument, Civic Centre, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  9. White Rose and Hands of Peace Monument, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  10. Hands of the Brotherhood, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  11. Peace Is In Our Hands, Mexico City, Mexico
  12. The Hands, Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico - added 19/11/2018
  13. Hands of Sir Edward James, Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potos, Mexico - added 19/11/2018
  14. Hands Holding A Jar, Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico
  15. Becoming Sculpture - Giant Hands at Montevallo, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, USA
  16. Our Hands, Chico, CA, USA
  17. Giant Hand With Paper Plane, El Segundo, CA, USA
  18. The Hand, Sculpture Garden, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, USA
  19. Hand Shake aka Peace, Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, USA
  20. Hand in Hand, Camden Community Centre, San Jose, CA, USA
  21. The Hand aka Agraria, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  22. Hand Holding "Hand Car Wash" Sign and A Car, Studio City, CA, USA - added 25/11/2018
  23. Giant Hands, Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, FL, USA
  24. Giant Hand, Great Southeast Flooring America Store, Melbourne, FL, USA - added 25/11/2018
  25. A Dangerous Game, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA
  26. Giant Hand at Holocaust Memorial, Miami, FL, USA
  27. "Liberty Column Monument", Chopin Plaza, Miami, USA - added 29/10/2018
  28. Folded Hands, Tampa Synagogue, Tampa, FL, USA - added 19/11/2018
  29. Giant Hands of chiropractor Dr Sid, Life University, Marietta, GA, USA
  30. Iowa Workers Monument, Des Moines, IA, USA
  31. Hand With Cutlery, Stella's Diner, Chicago, IL, USA - added 25/11/2018
  32. Hands of Man, Salvation Army Family Store, Kansas, KS, USA
  33. Opportunity Portal - Giant Clasped Hands, Louisville, KY, USA
  34. Hand Protruding From Wall, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, USA
  35. The Awakening, National Harbor, Prince George's County, MD, USA
  36. Hand of Noah, NOAA Headquarters, Silverspring, MD, USA
  37. Monument to Joe Louis, Detroit, MI, USA
  38. The Awakening - II, Chesterfield, MO, USA
  39. Praying Hands Memorial, Webb City, MO, USA
  40. Giant Hand, Charlotte, NC, USA - added 25/11/2018
  41. Roxbury Memorial Flame, Roxbury, NJ, USA
  42. Monument to Columbus, Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
  43. Hand Holding Diploma, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, NM, USA
  44. Giant Hand Crushing Letter Box, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  45. The Touch, Governors Island, NY, USA
  46. Hand Holding Flower, Pacem in Terris, Warwick, NY, USA - added 08/12/2018
  47. Pair of Hands, Pacem in Terris, Warwick, NY, USA - added 08/12/2018
  48. Madam Tussaud's Hands - 1, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York, NY, USA
  49. Madam Tussaud's Hands - 2, Wax Museum, Times Square, New York, NY, USA
  50. Judy's Hand, MOCA, Cleveland, OH, USA
  51. Praying Hands, Tulsa, OK, USA
  52. Giant Hand, Portland, OR, USA
  53. Giant Hands, 9/11 Memorial, Norristown, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
  54. Big Brick Hand, Fifth Ward, Houston, TX, USA
  55. "Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart", San Antonio, TX, USA - added 08/12/2018
  56. Taking Flight, Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, TX, USA
  57. "Handshake" by Gunther Stilling, Newport News, VA, USA - added 05/11/2018
  58. Peacemakers Sculpture, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, USA
  59. Giant Hand Holding 'Pick-up Sticks', Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA, USA - added 25/11/2018
  60. 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. Emancipation Monument, Beterverwagting, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana - added 29/10/2018
  7. Monument to the Drowned, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  8. 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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Hands of Friendship, Circular Park, Yerevan, Armenia
A symbol of Armenian-Italian Friendship. It was a gift from the city of Carrara, Tuscany, Italy to Yerevan.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by 23artashes

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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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Namaste Hands, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India
Two giant golden hands, folded in the form of Namaste (A traditional way of Hindu greeting) located at a roundabout in Ahmedabad.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Apu Dar


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.

Image Source: Google Maps

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

Google Maps. (Approximate Location)

Main source of info: wanderlass.com

Colourful Hands, Tehran
Colourful Hands near Kordestan Expy. overpass above 23rd St. near Yousefabad, Tehran, Iran.

Image from Google+ Photos by JimKeir


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)

Hands Fountain, Shopping Park Road, Asahikawa, Japan
"Shopping Park Road", Asahikawa, opened in 1972, is Japan’s first permanent pedestrian mall. This fountain with a pair of giant hands is located at the beginning of the shopping park.

Installed in 1972 it is artwork of Yuichi Kiuchi and is made of Bronze. It measures 250 × 250 × 100 cm

Image from Flickr is by Arima Takashi

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Source and Details - city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp

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 three (3) 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

Google Maps. (Approximate location, marked on the basis of Map downloaded from its Official Website

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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Two Hands, Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone, Japan
This is third large hand in the grounds of Open Air Museum at Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It looks some what like 'Both Arms' by William Kenneth Armitage installed in Mandela Garden, Millennium Square, Leeds.

Image from Flickr is by Amy Jane Gustafson

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Holding Hands, Peace Park, Nagasaki, Japan

The Peace Park is full statutes donated from around the world and each statue, conveys a message of friendship and peace to the city of Nagasaki, by donor cities/countries. This sculpture which is a cut out of a male and female fingers holding their solid hands, is called "Infinity" and was donated by Ankara, Turkey.

Image from Flickr is by Joseph Hollick



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.


Google Maps (Approximate location based on abzal.org)

Clasped Hands, Lagenda Park, Kuah, Langkawi Island, Malaysia
A pair of giant hands supported another pair of large hands holding a spade (?).
Monument to Party Founding, Pyongyang, North Korea
The monument shows three gigantic hands holding hammer, sickle and calligraphy brush, symbolizing the workers, farmers and intellectuals. Designed by Mansudae Art Studio, it is 50 meters high to symbolize the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea. It was unveiled on 10 October 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the party.

Source: Wikipedia

Monument to Workers, Al Khuwayr South, Muscat, Oman

Located at the Taimur Mosque Roundabout, Al Khuwayr South, Muscat, Oman.


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




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

Google Maps (Approximate location)

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

Google Maps (Approximate location)

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

Google Maps (Approximate location based on Photosphere)

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.

Google Maps (Approximate location based on Photosphere)

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.

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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

"With Us", GT Tower East, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
Three large, upraised hands in front of the GT Tower East. The artwork entitled "With Us" was created by Kim Moon Gyeong.

Image from Flickr is by Adrian Dutch

Source: phyang.org

Hands in Hell, White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand
The contemporary Wat Rong Khun (aka White Temple), designed by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat is full of symbolism based on the teachings of the Buddha.
The main building of the temple is reached by a bridge over a  small lake and hundreds of out stretched hands, emerge out of pits on both sides of passage way to the bridge.
As per Wikipedia the hands "....symbolize unrestrained desire. The bridge proclaims that the way to happiness is by foregoing temptation, greed, and desire."

Image from Flickr is by Babak Fakhamzadeh

Image from Flickr is by Edgardo W. Olivera

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Hand Holding Conventional Handset, Colombo

A giant hand holding a handset of a conventional telephone set, located in front of the Sri Lanka Telecom Office, Colombo.


Image from Flickr is by TrenchcoatJedi


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Credits: krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

Jet Fighter on Palm of Hand, Air force Museum, Ankara
Scaled model of a jet fighter (F16?) on the palm of a giant bronze hand at the entrance to the Air Force Museum Ankara, Turkey.

Google+Photos is by sılasu arıkan

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Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

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.

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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".

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Three-Fingered Salute, Dubai
A giant hand giving 3-fingered salute, located opposite the Dubai Opera, close to the iconic Burj Khalifa Tower, Dubai.

Known as Win, Victory, Love, the 3-fingered salute was introduced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai. The three fingers taken together depicts 'W' for Win, the middle and forefinger represents 'V' for Victory and the forefinger and thumb shows 'L" for Love.

The symbol is commonly referred to as Sheikh Mohammed’s three-finger salute and symbolize; Work Ethic, Success, and Love of the nation.

Image from Google+Photos is by Omarkhamis Alali

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Giant Hand Holding Perfume Bottle, Fujairah, UAE
Many roundabouts in Middle East/Saidi Arabia etc. have some sculpture to identify the roundabout. This roundabout in Fujairah, known as "Perfume Bottle Roundabout" is at the intersection of F20 with E89 and shows a giant hand holding a beautiful carved perfume bottle.

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

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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.

"Hope and Love for Peace",  Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam
Two giant hands holding a Globe with a dove on top of it. The Globe also depicts an oversized map of Vietnam in red.

Image from Flickr is by Hanumann

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"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

Peace Sculpture, Queens Park, Wanganui, New Zealand

The peace sculpture, dedicated to “the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world” - a spiral ascending walkway with its wall having 6000 cast in clay handprints from newborns to elderly. The ceramic work was created by local potter Ross Mitchell-Anyon.


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A close-up view;


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Peace Monument, Bamako, Mali
Peace Monument (Monument de la Paix) shows two very high hands holding the globe and a white dove perched on the globe. It is located at the intersection of Ave. of Nation and the Road leading to Fadh Bridge in Bamako, Mali and is illuminated in the night.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Sharaf Vallappuzha

Image from Flickr is by UN Women/Coumba Bah

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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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Praying Hands, Mountain of Faith, Magaliesburg, South Africa
A pair of praying hands at the Mountain of Faith (open air Church?), Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Image from Flickr is by South African Tourism





Credits: willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who found the location of this hand. Thank you Willi.

"Nothing is Impossible", Brunn am Gebirge, Austria

A giant hand with a car in its palm, at a roundabout in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria. The text on the hand translates as "Nothing is Impossible". It is an artwork of kunstfelsen.at / Stone Age Art Studio.


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Credits: willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

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.

"Passion", Charleroi, Belgium
"Passation" an art work installed in front of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi. Designed by sculptor, Martin Guyaux it shows three bizarre and spindly hands reaching out to sky.

Image from Flickr is by bcamillini


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

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Solidarity Heroes Sculpture, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Located on the Paseo de Las Canteras, it is a monument to 11 persons who died while trying to save their co-worker, who had fallen into rotten fish waste-water tank of a fish canning factory. This artwork by Etual Ojeda shows three hands, joined together and was commissioned in 2006. The Spanish text on the pedestal translates in English as;
To the memory of those who gave, their life for others on January 4, 1979.
And also in memory of all the deceased in work accident.

Image from Flickr is by Rosa


Pirija Fountain, Split, Croatia
Not a very large hand but is with a novel idea. The hand juts out high on a wall and a stream of water jet, coming out from thumb shaped spout held between fore and middle fingers, falls on a large funnel fixed on the ground, across the road. Reportedly it has a wind speed sensor which stops water jet during high winds to avoid splashing of water on passersby.

Image from Flickr is by Afro Ozzie (BL)

Image from Flickr is by Chico Boomba

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Source: blog.dnevnik.hr/elyca

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

Hand Holding a flute, Huriel, France

Located on a roundabout in Huriel, France.




A clearer picture can be seen at waymarking.com

"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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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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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

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)

"Welcoming Hands", Tuileries Garden, Paris
This is a multi piece sculpture by French/American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Located near the Jeu de Paume museum side, overlooking place de la Concorde, it consists of hands interacting with other hands on 6 granite pedestals, each has one or more bronze hands. 3 pedestals have 4 interacting hands each, 2 pedestals have 3 hands each and the 6th pedestal has solo (child's) hand.

Image from Flickr is by Maximiliano Martin

Image from Flickr is by Thierry

Image from Flickr is by Maximiliano Martin

Hand With Watch, Berlin
Hand mit Uhr (Hand With Watch) located at the intersection of Lessingstraße and Altonaer Straße in Berlin, is a sculpture by German sculptor Joachim Schmettau. Unveiled in 1975 it shows hand with watch, holding an orange cube. Due to weathering and graffiti vandalism it fell in disrepair and was removed in 2008. After renovation it was restored back in 2012. The hand originally had analog watch, which after renovation was replaced with a digital watch.

Image from Flickr is by Bergfels

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Hands at Enz Bridge, Besigheim, Germany
German sculptor Gunther Stilling loves to create metallic body parts. This is one of the many hand sculptures created him.

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 also created by Gunther Stilling.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Rainer Kirschner

360cities view of the bridge.

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Incontro (Meeting) by Gunther Stilling, Heilbronn, Germany
Made of aluminium, it is located in front of Karl Marbach GmbH & Co, August-Häußer-Straße, Heilbronn, Germany.

Image from Wkimedia Commons is by Gunther Stilling

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"The Vaulted Hands", Waldkater, Helmstedt, Germany
The sculpture titled "La voûte des mains" (The Vaulted Hands) is located on the German Federal Highway service area Waldkater, Helmstedt, Germany. The interlocked hands symbolises the unity. The 9 M high sculpture opened in 1995 was designed by the French artist José Castell.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Times


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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Conducting Hands, Lahr, Germany

This sculpture called "Dirigierende Hände" (Conducting Hands) is located in a fountain at the WHL University of Applied Sciences, (WHL Wissenschaftliche Hochschule), Lahr, Germany. Made of burned clay, it was created in 2001 by Gerald Matzner.


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Credits:


  • I am thankful to Ms. Rena Matzner, widow of sculptor Gerald Matzner for allowing use of above picture from photo collection of late Gerald Matzner.
  • I am also thankful to willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this sculpture. 
"The Hand" by Gunther Stilling, Landau, Germany
Another hand by German sculptor Gunther Stilling, located at the Collegiate Church (Stiftskirche). It is often called Public (Öffentliche) Hand.

Image from Flickr is by Gerd Rehm

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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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La Mano, Neckarsulm, Germany
Yet another hand by Gunther Stilling in front of Volkshochschule (Community College), Neckarsulm, Germany

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Joachim Köhler

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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

Praying Hands Mural, Athens

Created by Pavlos Tsakonas and Manolis Anastasakos, this huge mural on the wall of Hotel Vienna, Athens is officially titled "He, is praying for us". Though inspired by Albrecht Dürer's "Praying Hands", the folded hands are pointed down instead of up towards the sky; perhaps implying that "HE" is praying for Greece.


Image from Flickr is by Odysseas Vavourakis







Credits: willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

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

The Hands, Hofvijver Lake, The Hague, Holland
Two giant hands climbing out of water holding the embankment wall. One with victory sign, probably a sense of achievement. No information is available about this artwork except that it was installed in 2004. The sculptures are not visible in Google Street View imagery (August 2009 onwards), so probably these have been relocated else where.

Image from Flickr is by Marco Raaphorst

Image from Flickr is by LUK!Around

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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

Wooden Hands, near Szent László Bridge, Fajsz, Hungary
These hands are part of the several wooden sculptures installed at the rest area on the Hungarian Pilgrim's Way, near the Szent László bridge, Fajsz, Hungary. Installed in 2014, the sculpture was designed by Imre Rumi and the wooden carving by Attila Kovács.

Image from kozterkep.hu is by Dr. Pinczés Sándor

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Source: kozterkep.hu

Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Workers' Hands, Miskolc, Hungary
An abstract sculpture (1973) depicting workers' hand by Jenő Kerényi.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Szalax

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Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Memorial Wall, Nagykanizsa, Hungary
Hands on a small Memorial Wall made of brick. The bricks originated from the building of the former Nagykanizsa Coffee Factory which was used by Nazis, firstly as a Polish refugee camp, and later on as a political internment camp. The hands were shaped out of bricks in which former Polish refugees and internals scratched their monograms and names. The monument created by Sándor Rétfalvi was unveiled on May 9, 1985.

Image from kozterkep.hu is by Zoltán Jakabfi

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Source: kozterkep.hu

Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Big Thumb at Jókai Square, Pécs, Hungary
A big marble thumb in Jókai Square, Pécs, Hungary. Created by István Bencsik, it is part of his Genesis series.

Another thumb by István Bencsik is located in Tettye Ruins in Pécs.

Image from eozin.zengonet.hu is by Eozin Google Street View

Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Big Thumb at Tettye Ruins, Pécs, Hungary
This is second of the two marble thumbs in Pécs, Hungary. Created by István Bencsik, it is part of his Genesis series.

The other thumb by István Bencsik is located at Jókai Square, Pécs.

Image from eozin.zengonet.hu is by Eozin


Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Praying Hands, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
A pair of hands in front of the Hétvezér Primary School, Székesfehérvár. An artwork of Ferenc Máhr, it was unveiled on June 12, 2017, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the school.

Image source: Google Street View

Source: kozterkep.hu

Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

Two Hands Holding A Golden Sphere, Veresegyház, Hungary
Two giant hands, one male made of granite (representing hardness) and the other a feminine hand made of polished marble (representing softness) holding a golden bronze sphere. It is an artwork by Böjte Horváth István.

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Source: kozterkep.hu


Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

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 Hands, 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). As 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 admirers wanted it to be permanently located, while its opponents called it disgusting and wanted it to be removed from public display. The civic authorities ultimately decided 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.

Image source: Google Street View

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).

Image source: Google Street View

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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.

Image Source: Screen capture of Google Street View (photosphere) created by Inácio Castanha

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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Giant Hand with Globe on its Finger Tip, Monte Carlo, Monaco
"Ludus" (meaning unknown?) is an art work of of sculptor Bernard Bezzina unveiled near Casino Monte-Carlo in Sept. 2107. The sculptor had offered for the auction for the benefit of the Prince Albert II Foundation. It is not known if the sculptor is still there or has been taken away by the successful bider. It is visible in the Google Earth Imagery of April 2018.

Made of white bronze with Corten steel base it measures 4.60 x 2.66 x 1.58 m (15 1/10 x 8 2/3 x 5 2/5 ft)

Image from Flickr is by Marko Davidovic


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

Two Hands, Oslo, Norway
Looks like two persons about to shake hands. It is one of several sculptures located in the Fontana Center Park near the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo.
Hand on Balcony, Collegium Nobilium, Warsaw, Poland
A huge hand on the balcony of Collegium Nobilium building. The 18th century building was almost completely destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising. It was rebuilt after the war, together with its classic façade. It now houses the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art.


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)

Thumbs Up, Gubkin, Belgorod, Russia
Located at a roundabout on Belgorodskaya Ulitsa, no information is available about this "Thumbs Up".

Image from Picasaweb is by Sergey Simkovich

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"The Cradle", Kemerovo, Kemerovskaya, Russia
A poignant sculpture of a girl child sleeping blissfully in palm of mother's hand. Located near a maternity home, Ulitsa Nikolaya, Kemerovo, Kemerovskaya, Russia, it is monument to mothers and shows the importance of motherly care and love.

An artwork by P. Barkov and Yu. Chernosov, it was opened in 2009. It is made of polymer concrete and is one metre high.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Ольга Понкратова

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Source: 101hotels.ru (English Translation)

4 Hand Cut-outs, Park of 50th Anniversary of October, Moscow

Large cut-outs of 4 hands entitled "Ладошки" (Ladoshki - probably meaning hands) in Park of 50 Anniversary of October, Moscow. The park was recently renovated and the original cut-outs were replaced with cut-out of different design.
Cut-outs as visible till Sept. 2017.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Александр Смирнов

Cut-outs as seen in Aug. 2018

Image from Google+ Photos is by Вячеслав Иноземцев

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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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Source: Flickr

Tree of Life, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Памятник Древо Жизни (Drevo Zhizni Sculpture) (Tree of Life) - A large white hand rising from the ground supporting a tree, West Stachki Ave, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia.


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A similar sculpture "Caring Hand" can be seen at Glarus, Switzerland.

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 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

Wooden Hands, Bardejov, Slovakia
Officially known as Bártfai kezek (Bardejov's Hands), the 4 metre tall hands, located in Akadémia park are sculpted from oak. A plaque near the sculpture reads;
"Wooden statue 'Bártfai's hands'. This statue made of oak, which Lajos Bolyki and András Jánosi presented as a gift for Bardejov City in 1998, symbolize the need to protect historical monuments. This is also the case in the city of Bardejov because it was listed in the list of World Cultural Heritage sites in 2000."

Image from defunct Panoramio is by joe51i. Available now at web.archive.org Google Street View (Photosphere)

Source: kozterkep.hu

Credits: syzygy (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you syzygy.

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

Monument to The Lovers, Cordoba, Spain
"Monumento a Los Enamorados" (Monument to The Lovers) is a monument in memory of the love story of 11th century Moorish princess poet Wallada, daughter of Caliph al-Mustakfi of Cordoba and poet Ibn Zaydún.
The monument depicts two touching hands mounted on a pedestal. Poems of Wallada and Ibn Zaydún, in Arabic with Spanish translation, are inscribed on the supporting pedestal.

Image from Flickr is by -Reji

Image from Flickr is by amanda


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

Monument to "Valencian Pilota", Xativa, Valencia, Spain
"Valencian Pilota" is a traditional handball game played in the Valencian Community and the ball is struck with a bare, or almost bare, hand. The sculpture shows two giant hands with one hand holding a ball. The sculpture is installed at "Vistas de Sant Josep" near the road leading to the Xativa Castle.
Welcome to Subtopia, Alby, Stockholm
A land mark sculpture in the form of a giant hand holding a ball (snowball?) pointing towards Subtopia in Alby, a southern suburb of Stockholm, Sweden.

Image from Flickr is by Mikaela Samuelsson

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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 Hand, 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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A similar sculpture "Tree of Life" can be seen in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Red Hand, Wädenswil, Switzerland
Located in Giessen 6, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland, no details are available about this hand.

Image copied from pinterest.ch is by Rodrigue R.R. Brugger

Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

Hand Supporting A Tree, Bideford, England
An innovative prop in the form of a hand, for supporting thick branch of a tree growing horizontally.

Image from Flickr is by Andrew Bennett


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

Carved Hands, Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, England
Tree stumps carved into hands. Not visible any longer in Good Street View imagery though two sculpture were visible from June 2009 till May 2014 and one till November 2015. Now there is only a stump.

Image from Flickr is by zz_bdmnyeri

Following YouTube taken on June 2008, shows both hands and some other carvings also;

Giant Wooden Hands, 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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Healing Hands, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England
Fixed on the wall of the Dept. of Genito-Urinary Medicine, Jarvis Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester. The relief is made from 9 blocks of Portland stone and depicts a woman lying on two hands. Designed by Sculptor Albert Pountney, it was commissioned in 1954. The artwork is 2.45 m (8 ft) wide, 1.85 m (6 ft) high and about 0.35 m (1ft 2 inch) deep.

Image from Flickr is by Kiran Parmar

Source: vads.ac.uk

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

The Hand at The Hand Pub, Llanarmon, Wales
A giant (2.3 metres) wooden hand at The Hand Pub and Hotel, Llanarmon, Wrexham, Wales.

Image Source: Google Street View

Source: waymarking.com

Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

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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Two Hands, Walmsley Park, Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, England
Located in front of the entrance to the Walmsley Park.

Image Source: geograph.org.uk


The Hands, Woodbridge Quay Church, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
Installed in 2014 these hands are artwork of Rick Kirby and are made of small pieces of steel welded together. Words "I HOLD AND AM HELD" are inscribed on the wrist of one of the hands.

Image from Flickr is by Granpic


Credits: Willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

'Newton's Apple', Wyndham Park, Grantham, England
This wooden sculpture entitled 'Newton's Apple' depicts a hand holding an apple and is artwork of Nigel Sardeson. Located in Wyndham Park Sensory Garden it was carved from stump of a horse chestnut tree that stood there in 2010. In due course the wood decayed due to fungal attack and in 2015 the hand was severed from the dead trunk and taken away for restoration. After treatment it was re-installed on a concrete base. The apple has carved continents on its surface and symbolises the concept of the earth's gravity.

Image from Flickr is by chris Nadollek


Source: geograph.org.uk

Golden Forks/Hands, Kiev

The sculpture “Forks at a fork” is located in front of one of the  beer restaurants in Kiev. It consists of two golden forks whose teeth have been bend to represent fingers. The thumb and fore fingers of one fork have been folded in to a circle to display OK sign. While the thumb of the second fork points towards the restaurant. The 4 metres tall sculpture is an artwork of V. Belokon and was installed in April 2011.



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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.

Image Source: Google Street View (Photosphere)

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Source: modernmetalsmag/Instagram

Giant Hand Topiary Fountain, Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
A huge topiary entitled "Mother Earth: The Legend of Aataentsic" shows a feminine face and a large hand with a bird resting on the hand. It was created to celebrate 150th birthday of Canada.

Image from Flickr is by Viv Lynch

Image from Flickr by OlympiaGymDad

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Source: Flickr

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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The Hand, University of Saskatchewan Art Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

This hand with painted nails is one of the several sculptures, of varying forms and materials, which adorn the Art Park of the University. It is one of the few in this collection with painted nails.

Image source: Google Street View

Credits: Willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

"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).

Image Source: Google Street View

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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"The Hands", Zicatela Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
"The Hands" (Las Monos) on the rocks on the beach of Zicatela, Puerto Escondido.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Y2 J

Hands of Sir Edward James, Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Las Pozas ("the Pools") a large garden created by Sir Edward James in a subtropical rainforest near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, more than 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level. Sir Edward James was a British poet known for his patronage of the surrealist art movement and Las Pozas has natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with towering Surrealist sculptures in concrete. These two hands are reportedly modelled after the hands of Sir James.

Image from Flickr is by Esteban Romero

Google Maps (Las Pozas)

Source: Wikipedia

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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Hand Holding "Hand Car Wash" Sign and A Car, Studio City, CA
Studio City Hand Car Wash has a sign at its location on Venture Boulevard, Studio City, CA, featuring a giant hand holding a giant sponge with a 1957 red Corvette on top of the sponge.

Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Cbl62

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Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

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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Giant Hand, Great Southeast Flooring America Store, Melbourne, FL
A giant hand holds the sign for the Flooring America store in Melbourne, Florida, USA. The hand is wearing wearing a University of Florida fraternity ring.

Image from Google+ Photos is by Great Southeast Flooring America

Google Street View

Source: waymarking.com

Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

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: Google Street View

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

Google Maps and Street View

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.

Liberty Column Monument, Chopin Plaza, Miami
"Liberty Column" - A monument to honour of Cuban rafters was inaugurated in December 1994. It commemorates the journey and suffering of Cuban rafters. The monument designed by sculptor Enzo Gallo shows a pair of hands raised to the sky and a round white marble column set in a fountain.
Image from Flickr is by DukeUnivLibraries

Image from Flickr is by DukeUnivLibraries



Credits: Willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about these pair of hands. Thank you Willi.

Folded Hands, Tampa Synagogue, Florida
A pair of folded hands on the Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue of Tampa, Florida.
Image Source: Google Street View

Credits: Willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

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

Google Street View

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

Google Street View

Source: Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

Hands With Cutlery, Stella's Diner, Chicago
A sign in shape of giant hand holding cutlery on the Stella's Diner, Chicago.

Image Source: Facebook Page of Stella's Diner

Google Street View


Credits: willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

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

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, National Harbor, Prince George's County, MD
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

Google Maps

Source: Wikipedia

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

Giant Hand, Charlotte, NC
A giant hand in front of "Gluck Cup" at the intersection of E 4th St. and S McDowell St., Charlotte, NC.

Image source: Google Street View


Credits: willi1 (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Willi.

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 hand is 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 hand is silver in colour and is located at the entrance.

The other hand is golden and is 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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Hand Holding Flower, Pacem in Terris, Warwick, NY

"Pacem in Terris" (Peace on Earth) is a trans-religious space and sculpture garden created by Dutch-born artist Frederick Franck who made the grounds of his home public. It is full of sculptures spread along paths in the wooded grounds.


There are (at least) two sets of hand sculptures in the premises.


One set shows a hand of metallic sheet holding a metallic flower.


Image from Google+ Photos is by Craig McKay


Google Maps (Approximate location)


Pair of Hands, Pacem in Terris, Warwick, NY

"Pacem in Terris" (Peace on Earth) is a trans-religious space and sculpture garden created by Dutch-born artist Frederick Franck who opened the grounds of his home to public. It is full of sculptures spread along paths in the woods.


There are (at least) two sets of hand sculptures in the premises.


This is the second and it shows two hands; one hand is in negative shape (cut-out) and the other hand is in positive shape with hole in the palm.


Image from Flickr is by Elisa



Google Maps (Approximate location)

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

Google Street View (Approximate location)

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

Google Street View

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

"Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart", San Antonio, TX

32-foot tall orange coloured open hand, known as the "Open Hand, Open Mind, Open Heart" is dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Made of perforated steel & metal tubing, the open hand with has two 5-foot diameter openings. Located at Pittman-Sullivan Park, which is venue of city’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March and commemoration, it is an artwork by Boston-based artist Douglas Kornfeld.


Image from Flickr is by Justin Moore






"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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"Handshake" by Gunther Stilling, Newport News, VA, USA
The sculpture entitled "Handshake" is located on a round about near the City Center at Oyster Point. It is made from cast aluminium with an interior stainless steel frame. Each hand weighs 272 kgs (1,200 pounds). It is one of many created by the German sculptor Gunther Stilling, most of which are in Germany.

Image from flickr is by Melanie Sochan/Newport News Public Art Foundation

Google Street View

Source of info: Flickr

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)

Google Street View

Source: Flickr

Giant Hand Holding 'Pick-up Sticks', Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA
A Giant Hand holding 15-20 feet long coloured sticks. Installed in 2001, it is an artwork of Myrna Orsini and is made of Fabricated Steel.
"Pick-up Sticks" is a game in which several long sticks are dropped on a table a each player has to pick up a stick without disturbing other sticks in the pile.

Image from Flickr is by Bob

Google Street View (Photosphere)

Source: Flickr

Credits: Krenek (an active member of Google Earth Community Forums) who informed me about this hand. Thank you Krenek.

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

Google Maps

Source: Wikipedia

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

Image from Flickr is by Gildardo Sánchez

Google Street View

Emancipation Monument, Beterverwagting, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Beterverwagting Emancipation Monument showing a hand with a broken chain, clutching a book, reportedly representing the registered title to the property in which the village was founded. It is a memorial to the 62 freed Africans who established a free- holders village shortly after winning Emancipation in 1838.

Image from Flickr is by Amanda Richards

Google Maps (Likely location based on stad.com)

Source: nationaltrust.gov.gy

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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