I was really looking for to see this landmark, and I am glad I was able to capture it with the presence of this man, so you can appreciate the size of the sculpture.
The Monument to the Drowned is a sculpture of five fingers partially submerged in sand, located in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay. It is colloquially referred to as either Monument of the Fingers or The Hand.
This famous sculpture has become a symbol for Punta del Este since its completion in February 1982, and in turn it has become one of Uruguay's most recognizable landmarks.
The sculpture was made by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal during the summer of 1982, while he was attending the first annual International Meeting of Modern Sculpture in the Open Air in Punta del Este.
Thanks a lot to all my friends in 365 that have left wonderful comments and FAVs in my albums. I apologize for not being able to comment as much as you deserve, but it's a bit difficult while traveling. Be sure it's a feeling of withdrawal for me.