To celebrate Piran Café’s 50th (!) straight Pic du Jour, I thought I’d give myself a hand.
This is Mano, or Hand, by Fernando Botero, one of 23 sculptures by the Colombian artist that sit in his eponymous square in Medellin. It’s a very welcoming space, one where seemingly everyone feels at home. Young mothers, drunks, cigarette and lime juice vendors freely intermingle with musicians, beggars, artists and bankers. I decided that it’s among my favorite plazas in the world.