Posted by: travelrat | July 17, 2016

Travel Theme: Hands

Sculpture 1

This year, it was the turn of Sophie Ryder to display her work in the Close outside Salisbury Cathedral. It’s still abstract, but it’s easy to interpret them. The display is called ‘Relationships’ … to quote from the leaflet, a ‘ … blend of human and animal forms … to discuss a complex range of human emotions …’

However, you are, of course, free to interpret them as you will.

There is, however, a bit of a tale about this archway of joined hands. Originally, it stood over the footpath, the intention being that visitors should walk under the arch. It had to be moved onto the grass (although people can still, if they wish, walk under it) … because people kept bumping into it while phoning or texting on the move.

You really couldn’t make it up!

This week’s contribution to the Travel Theme. See more at


  1. How on earth could you bump into that? They’re huge. 🙂 Awesome shot.

    • Believe me, you can! That’s why I always sit down when phoning or texting & NEVER do it on the move! 😀

      • Very wise! 🙂

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