Hand (Mano) by Fernando Botero
Hand (Mano) by Fernando Botero

Botero’s Hand

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.

Medellin, 03-Jun-2014
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