Friday, April 08, 2011

The Giant Hands

On April 1 in Daleville, two gigantic hands appeared on the horizon above the Botetourt Commons.

As of yesterday, when I finally had my camera with me and could stop and take a photo, the truck advertising the "giant killing service" and the hands remained.

I believe this was the product of Mark Cline, who created the Foamhenge display near Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County. I knew he was looking in the area because he had contacted a friend of mine who has road frontage on US 220 but ultimately went with the location near Kroger.

I thought this was a great prank, but I wonder how many people even noticed? It received a little publicity but not as much as I would have thought. So many people are so intent on what they are doing and where they are going - intent on themselves - that they don't pay much attention to what is going on around them.

At least one other local blogger pointed it out, though. Way to go, Tanya!

Anyway, I wanted to share it with you all, my gentle readers, and I hope you get a good laugh!


  1. HA!! Wish I'd been up that way and seen it. How fun. Great shot of the hands. Almost sort of Halloweenish.


  2. I've got to hand it to you, this is great!

  3. THANK YOU for explaining! These hands are very visible from Mill Mt. coffee and several people have asked me if I knew what was up with the hands. Fun stuff : )

  4. it's surprising to me that nobody has messed with it!

  5. That is awesome! Hate I missed that. I also didn't notice the ax on the truck until I clicked on the picture! FUNNY!

  6. How neat. I bet that causes some second glances.

  7. People can walk past the msot extraordinary things without a glance.

    glad you captured the photo. fab!


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