This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge prompts us to look at time. Thinking about all the various connotations of the word led me to our holidays in Portugal.
We are lucky enough to have access to a villa on the Algarve, not far from where they hold an annual, international Sand Festival in Pera. Every year, sand sculptors practise their art based around a specific subject.
The year we visited, the theme was Idols. From explorers, to religious leaders, musicians to stars of stage and screen, the detail and size (some over 12 metres high) was incredible, all created out of approximately 40,000 tonnes of sand. The exhibition only runs for a few months, after which, just like the tide washing away a child’s castle, the bulldozers raze it to the ground, ready for the next year.
If you’re ever in the area (or anywhere that holds a sand festival) I suggest you check it out for something a little artistically different. Until that time, here are a selection of some of my favourite creations!
Be sure to click on the photo challenge link and have a look at the other offerings!
Image Credits: All my own, so please be sweet and ask before sharing. 🙂