Feature Articles – Glen Lyon: the valley of the Sun God
In the midst of the valley of Glen Lyon rises what has become known as the “Praying Hands”.
by Philip Coppens
In all circumstances, while climbing the hill, the “praying hands” rise out of nowhere, and offer a spectacular view. Dwarfed by the “praying hands”, the side of the hill is marked by this stone, which resembles the profile of a face. This rock is the only large stone visible while climbing the hill, until, once past this “face”, the praying hands become visible. The face looks out across the valley. View of the “praying hands”, as seen from the “face”. The “praying hands” form an integral part of the surrounding landscape, specifically with this conical/pyramid shaped hill, that rises along the banks of the river Lyon.