This sculpture was made in 1982 by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. The Monument to the Drowned, or simply "The Hand" as it is known, depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and has become a symbol of Punta del Este and one of Uruguay's most recognizable landmarks.
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dekanski (2894) 2014-07-10 11:16
like it, good photo, nice POV,
Giustiniani (3302) 2014-07-10 13:50
un superbe monument très bien photographié. Une capture originale.
emka (76433) 2014-07-10 22:59
Very interesting note and this monument. Fine idea and nice presentation. I think I have seen something similar somewhere in Chile but I can't remember where it was. Tanks for sharing
miumiu (5733) 2014-07-11 2:20
Beautiful POV of this interesting and superb monument.
The sky is a very nice background.
l like it!
stego (24000) 2014-08-04 13:42
Monumento curioso e original, que aproveitaste bem para uma bela fotografia, cujo POV e enquadramento está muito bem escolhido. Imagino que os tons muito quentes (amarelos) sejam propositados ou talvez até naturais; em todo o caso, resultam muito bem.
ikeharel (55332) 2014-11-04 9:38
The sculptor use the sand beautifully to affect the "hand" rising from under the surface.
A nice idea, and superbly taken the picture from the chosen perspective.
My best regards, boa tardes,
Angshu (55267) 2014-11-07 2:14
Long time indeed!
Amazing sculpture...strange and eerie!
Nice picture from your low POV...with the outstretched fingers a sad reminder of an ending...
amaryllis (34208) 2014-11-11 3:33
Une photo tres originale de ces doigts qui sortent du sable, une sculpture pas ordinaire.
Merci de ce partage surprenant
macjake (54934) 2014-11-12 10:16
I can see why this has become a popular landmark!
Never seen it before, and i'm surprised we don't see it more often on TE.
love the way the fingers poke out from the sand, and the clouds give an excellent back drop too.
fun shot! glad you showed it to us.
- Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) (9835)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-02
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, CPL
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-10 11:06