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@Corbin5 (149470)
United States
July 11, 2019 12:33pm CST
The Atacama Desert is located in South America. It is an incredibly hot desert that has a landscape that is quite boring. I suppose the only reason most of us would want to travel to the Atacama Desert is to get a look at the giant hand that rises from the sand. You can drive a car in the Atacama Desert to reach the giant hand if you feel the need to get a look at it. Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal created the giant hand that is 11 meters high. Once you reach the giant hand that goes by the name The Mano del Desierto in the Atacama Desert, I suppose you could smile and give it a wave. Photo: Marcos Escalier from Antofagasta, Chile. [CC BY-SA 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
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@DocAndersen (5762)
12 Jul
that is really cool! Reminds me of the poem by Percy Blithe Shelley (Ozymandias).
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
It does remind one of Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias." I wonder if that poem was an inspiration for the sculptor. I hope so. Makes that hand even more special.
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12 Jul
@Corbin5 it really would - look upon my works ye mighty but watch out for the hand of doom!
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
@DocAndersen Love that!!
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• Preston, England
12 Jul
impressive unexpected sight to find in the desert
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
That hand would definitely be quite a sight for all who happen upon it.
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• Preston, England
12 Jul
@Corbin5 a giant zombie coming to life
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
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@amadeo (97706)
• United States
11 Jul
something out of a science movie there.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
I think the giant hand might frighten those who do not know it is supposed to be there.
@amadeo (97706)
• United States
12 Jul
@Corbin5 Good morning.I know that I would be scared.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
@amadeo Me too!!
• Philippines
11 Jul
Thank you for this interesting information and who made or created that giant hand?
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
A sculptor from Chile made the hand. His name is Mario Irarrázabal.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
@Corbin5 Thanks for this information again.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
@edisondanila You are welcome, my friend.
@Juliaacv (44281)
• Canada
11 Jul
Somebody had some imagination in the heat of that dessert didn't they? I think its pretty cool.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
It really is very well done. The terrain of that desert is so monotonous that drivers lose focus and crash their cars.
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@Juliaacv (44281)
• Canada
11 Jul
@Corbin5 A few miles down he should do a sculpture of a peace sign.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
@Juliaacv That would be cool!!
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@moonandstars (19183)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
Well, how to attract people to desert; they had to make a good plan and, it worked
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes, there are tour buses that take people to see that giant hand.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jul
@Corbin5 Good for both sides
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@HazySue (30180)
• United States
12 Jul
That sculpture is amazing. I would love to see it.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
I would like to get a look at it too. The desert in which that giant hand is installed is the driest desert in the world.
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@HazySue (30180)
• United States
12 Jul
@Corbin5 How interesting.
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@LadyDuck (230621)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
I do not think I would like to drive in the Atacama Desert, but I wonder how they moved that big thing there.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
So far, I have found no mention as to where the sculpting of that hand took place. It is made of iron covered with cement. The hand signifys the horrifying human rights issues that the Chileans have dealt with in the past.
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@LadyDuck (230621)
• Switzerland
13 Jul
@Corbin5 Yes, the Chileans have suffered so much under Pinochet.
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@Hannihar (66230)
12 Jul
@Corbin5 I love that hand.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
I have developed a liking for it too..
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@Hannihar (66230)
16 Jul
@Corbin5 It is a nice conversation piece.
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@CarolDM (32919)
• United States
11 Jul
I would think there are not many visitors there!
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
It never rains in that desert. It is the driest place in the world. A few birds, bugs and snakes spend some time there, and at times a few humans, but it certainly is not a place one would want to stay for a long period of time.
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@CarolDM (32919)
• United States
11 Jul
@Corbin5 It is so odd.
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• United States
11 Jul
'tis a beautiful sculpture though 'imagine the trip there'n back might be a tad'n the bland side. then 'gain, if'n one chose to walk 'round a bit, perhaps they'd see a desert creature? such'd be a bonus :)
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
Yes, there are a few desert creatures that call that desert home. It is the driest place on earth. When movies require moon landings, the Atacama Desert serves as the surface of the moon.
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• United States
12 Jul
@Corbin5 i can sure see why'd be such, lol. looks more barren'n my neck 'f the woods :)
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11 Jul
That is an incredible sculpture. I bet he was roasting though, or did he do this outside the desert and lug it there? haha
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
Oh, I bet he was roasting. No rain falls in that desert and it is the driest place on earth. He probably had a crew who helped him avoid dehydration and maybe even the heat.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
11 Jul
@Corbin5 He had to have some shade as well a big tent shade they must have had. Yes he would have been withered if not.
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@simone10 (30841)
• United States
11 Jul
Wow, awesome! I wonder what made him do a hand.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
I am not sure, but he has other sculptures here and there and he seems to always create huge sculptures.
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@simone10 (30841)
• United States
18 Jul
@Corbin5 I think it's pretty cool
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@MALUSE (51903)
• Germany
11 Jul
Who made this sculpture? How far is it to the nearest town or village?
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
11 Jul
Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal made the sculpture. Mario prefers to make giant sculptures. The nearest city is Calama in northern Chile..
@MALUSE (51903)
• Germany
11 Jul
@Corbin5 Thank you.
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@Ladanger (7369)
• United States
21 Jul
I would be scared seeing that big hand in the middle of the night lol
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
16h
It certainly would be a scary surprise if a person does not know it is there.
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@rebelann (51013)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jul
That's so lifelike. But why create it in a hot desert?
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
13 Jul
The Chilean residents wanted a sculpture signifying the horrifying human rights issues that the Chileans have dealt with in the past. I suppose the hand standing alone in a barren place is what they wanted. Tour buses do take people to the desert to see the hand.
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@cperry2 (1465)
• United States
12 Jul
That is so cool Thank you for sharing.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
You are welcome, my friend.
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@janethwayne (4115)
12 Jul
It is greatly made.Very nice.I wish I can pose there next to that hand.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
Yes, it would be the perfect background for a photo.
@DWDavis (17745)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
12 Jul
As impressive as it is, I wonder why the artist chose to create it in the middle of nowhere. Or, perhaps, that was the point.
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
Well, the desert is a 1000-km strip of land on the Pacific coast. The Panamerican highway, Ruta 5, is straightforward enough and all turnoffs signed so the desert can be reached.. Tour vans transport people to see the driest desert on earth's giant hand, so some folks do see it. Drivers need to be careful to bring lots of water, and they have to make sure they do not lose focus while driving due to the monotonous landscape. .Lots of crashed cars abandoned in that desert.
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@didinedhia (7915)
• Algeria
12 Jul
Hello
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@Corbin5 (149470)
• United States
12 Jul
Nice to see you!!