Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 208 - Cuneo, Italy


These shadow black hands reaching across the street to greet their neighbours in a tiny back alley in the Italian town of Cuneo intrigued me when I stayed there overnight on route to Turin. I have no idea of their origin or significance but they seem such a lovely gesture of neighbourliness - Does anyone know any more about these hands?? For more shadow shots this week, click HERE for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!!


12 comments:

robin. said...

very cool!!! would be interesting to know the meaning behind them.

Sylvia K said...

I love these!! It would indeed be interesting to know the meaning behind them!! Another great set of captures for the day, Catherine! Enjoy!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well how fab is this Catherine, have not seen anything like this before, could almost be a little creepy at night :) If you find out what it's all about you'll have to fill us in!

Malyss said...

I've never seen that before! Very .. disturbing, I'd say, even if it's "photographically" (*) interesting .

(*) not sure if the word exists! :o)

Catherine said...

yep photographically exists....weird how different people interpret them - I saw them immediately as a friendly helping hand but can see the disturbing element too now people have pointed it out!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

It does! What a great thing to do to the side of a building! Wish there was more stuff like this everywhere.

Ralph said...

The buildings and homes are very close together - so indeed, seeing many 'hands' extended in friendship leaves a heartwarming feeling to resident and visitor alike!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If nothing else, the hands inspire a lot of speculation!

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Gerald (SK14) said...

a symbol of neighbourliness i presume

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

tres original merci du partage !

Catherine said...

thanks for the lovely comments this week - much appreciated

Lynne with an e said...

What fun! I wonder how the pigeons like these hands...