QUOTE(mmbcross @ Jun 12 2009, 03:10 PM)
Goodness! Not only is it a giant hand, it's also a giant photo!!!!
Here it is more in prospective:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mano_del_Desierto
Backpacker must have been asleep when she passed it, as it says it is located beside the PanAmerican Highway just south of Antofagasta.
It's a great excuse to return to Chile.
Looks like I actually didn't pass it! :-)
I flew into Calama, which is way to the Northeast of Antofagasta, where the hand is located. Once in Calama, I drove North to San Pedro de Atacama, close to the Bolivian border...http://encarta.msn.com/map_701510162/antofagasta.html