When I saw this photo the first thing that came to mind was a scene from a sci-fi film where an alien life-form is taking over the planet. Something like in The Day of The Triffids. I suspect that photographer Antonio Rino Gastaldi has used some post-processing technique to bring out the texture and colour of tubes on the left, and in doing so he has brought them to life. The two women appear frozen to the spot, unsure of whether they are safe or not.
This photograph is a fine example of capturing what at first seems a mundane scene, but when viewed more closely, is a strong thought-provoking image.
Antonio takes a wide variety of photographs. His urban work in particular shows his skill at seeing a great photograph in what would normally be considered ordinary. Please use the link above to see the image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work. I'm sure you'll like what you see.