Wednesday Lensday: Sands of TIME

Wednesday Lensday: Sands of TIME

Hello everyone!

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. 🙂

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22 thoughts on “Wednesday Lensday: Sands of TIME

  1. Gorgeous photos of amazing sculptures! A beach near me has a competition for sand sculptures every summer. It’s incredible to see. And ice — New Year’s Eve, there are the ice sculptures. Those are cool, too. (Haha…cool…ice…wow) 🙂

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    1. Haha… *groan* 😉 Thank you, they are pretty incredible to see. I’ve only ever seen an ice sculpture in person once – beautiful but a shame it’s ‘dying’ almost immediately. Very talented these carvers and sculptors though!

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