Monday, December 22, 2008

The Hand of the Desert

Constructed by the Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal and located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The Mano de Desierto has a base of iron and cement, and stands 11 meters tall.

Funded by a local booster organization called Corporación Pro Antofagasta, the sculpture was inaugurated on March 28, 1992. It has since become a point of interest for tourists travelling Route 5, which forms part of the Panamerican Highway

Pict by Mariola Cichon, via: horizons unlimited

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