Friday, April 17, 2015

Let's Give A Big Hand

I took a walk on the paseo Thursday afternoon past the Port of Fuengirola and discovered a new park right on the beach. It's called La Vida (The Life) and includes a huge cement statue of a hand (or maybe it's five statues of a thumb and four fingers?) created by local sculptor Rosario García.

Apparently, this — the sculpture, lawn, and some new palm trees — marks the completion of only the first phase of the park. I have no idea what's still to come or in how many phases. I promise to give you a first-hand account. Although it might be second-hand information.


On the other hand, take note of where the new tree is planted. Is that what's meant by knowing something "like the palm of one's hand"?

OK, I can already hear San Geraldo begging me to stop.

(Click any image before things get out of hand.) 

I'm done.

Your turn. (You know you want to.)






I've got to hand it to them...

22 comments:

  1. OK!
    Very 'handy' information to have....just in case.

    Maybe the remainder of the 'park to be' will have the other hand, feet and god knows what else!!
    I will keep tuned-in!

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    1. Jim:
      Given that they've named the park "La Vida," there's no telling what's going to appear alongside that hand.

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  2. I actually love the statue - and I even love the palm of one's hand reference!

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    1. Carole:
      It was great to just come across this without knowing it was there.

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  3. Is that 'Thing' rising from its grave?

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    1. Andrew:
      Well, the part IS called "the life." There's a statue near Washington, D.C. called "The Awakening." Now THAT really does look like an entire person is trying to come up out of the ground.

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  4. They must have started work on the park on Palm Sunday... and what a handsome quartet in the vid, a mighty handy crew!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Come to think of it, they didn't start on Palm Sunday but they did make sure phase 1 was completed by then.

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  5. Ever had your palm read, Mitch? I did, 30 years ago, with this country's best known palmist, an Indian guy who'd had positive testimonies from numerous celebrities, a session with whom cost a small fortune and had to be booked weeks in advance. Pity then that what I was told was no more accurate with regards my then future than might have been guessed at by any amateur - or even anyone at all.

    Terrific vid, btw. Haunting.

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    1. Raybeard:
      I'm glad to say I've never had my palm read and I'm not surprised by the outcome of yours. In my career, I managed trade show participation for a techie company I worked for. To draw traffic to the booth, we hired a magician/mind-reader/entertainer. He shared with me a few of the secrets behind his super powers.

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  6. Thanks for a picture of a palm palming a palm.

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    1. Stephen:
      Too bad it's not a date palm. We could eat them right out of the palm of the hand.

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  7. Mitchell, that is really an unusual sculpture and setting for the tree. Not sure I like it, but maybe it would grow on me?

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    1. Linda:
      I love this kind of art. Do a search on "The Awakening" in Washington, D.C. for a really impressive one.

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  8. Some of those palms had gotten way out of hand. If there is a bird in the palm of the hand would it be considered to be worth one or worth two of its kin?

    I do like the sculpture.

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    1. Wilma:
      I think a bird in the palm of the hand would be worth the same as the less specifically placed. And I love your out of hand palms!

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  9. Even Siskel and Ebert could only give this sculpture one thumb up.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      More like only a half-thumb up, don't you think?

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    2. That is a "digital" photo, n'est-ce pas?

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  10. This is rather settling.

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