Braille-etched railing at Italian castle describing stunning view, photos go viral

02:00 PM Aug 11, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

A recent picture of a railing on a window in a castle in Italy has gone viral on social media platforms. It is a 92-foot-long piece of stainless steel is attached to the wall fence of the castle of one of its large-sized windows and it has a poetic description of the view in Braille, that caught everyone’s attention.


This unique railing was installed by artist Paolo Puddu in 2015 and was titled, ‘Follow the Shape.’

Since 2017,  it has been a permanent fixture at the castle. The art had won the fifth edition of the ‘A Work For the Castle’ contest.

Ones who can read the Braille script can ‘follow the shape’ on the railing to read the verses from Italian author Giuseppe de Lorenzo’s ‘La terra e l’uomo’ or the ‘The Land and the Man’.


The inscription is carved in both Italian and English.

Below is how the internet reacted.


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