Men of Felben awakened from their deep slumber.
Looking for fuel.
Dwarfing standing stones.
Remnants of their former selves.
Leaving their shackles behind.
Looming over vehicles.
But not looking at them.
The circle of life.
Standing guard beside their tombs.
The eternity of stone.
Spirits in the sky.
Sources and acknowledgements: Die Herrn von Felben (The Men of Felben) is an artwork (artist unknown to me) within a roundabout in the town of Mittersil in the Austrian Tyrol. At the time of its construction in 2014 it was one of 95 in the Salzburg Region, although probably the only traffic island adorned by two metal giants and four portal dolmen.
The ‘gentlemen’ of Felben were noblemen from the 12th century whose name is commemorated in the nearby Felbertal mountain pass and the tunnel, Felbertauern, that runs through it (source).
The photos in the post were taken, from a car, by Jan Brophy.