Sand Safari at Surfers Paradise…

Earlier in the week I went again to Surfers Paradise to see how the sand sculptures were progressing.

Some were still a work in progress.

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Three sculptors were busily scratching away at the large piles of sand. A total of 50 tonnes in 3 piles.

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The theme this year is the DreamWorks Heroes. Characters from Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek and more.

But some were already for viewing and photographing.

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Others were waiting for finishing details.

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Not many people around midweek, a good time to look around.

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Β The expressions and detail fascinated me.

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This sculpture of a dragon with Donkey received the people’s choice award for the favourite sculpture.

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How cute is that. Look at the peaceful expression.

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They also had a pavilion set up with piles of sand for you to create a masterpiece.

Along the back wall were instruction sheets. I was amused to see this mother having ago, but it was just watching for her son. The ice-cream obviously more important.

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Streets ice-cream company are the sponsors and an ice-cream was very welcome on this very hot day.

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The sculptures were situated along the beach front. Where the life guards were keeping watch over a small group of beach goers.

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Of course, like every where in the world today, the cell phone is never far away.

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The judges will be announcing the overall winner this coming weekend.

So I’ll leave Shrek to say “Good bye”.

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20 thoughts on “Sand Safari at Surfers Paradise…

  1. Do you know who won? Probably the Dragon. πŸ™‚
    Nice shots.

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  2. Amazing, I so love sand art, and often when I visit Majorca love to stand and watch them creating various sculptures.. Beautiful images.. Thank you Pauline

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  3. Love Po! πŸ™‚

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  4. I love the sand sculptures, and they are enormous compared with others I’ve seen. Really such a work of art.
    Hope you enjoyed an ice-cream.

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  5. The dragon and donkey sculpture is great! It must take an amazing amount of practice to get to the point, where you’ll be able to sculpt like that.

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  6. Ah I love the people’s choice, and Shrek is just so cute – brilliant photo of him too πŸ™‚

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  7. Those are impressive.

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  8. so remarkable!

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  9. Amazing, Pauline. I feel the same sense of awe that I do when viewing a ice sculpture.

    janet

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    • I think ice sculpting is beautiful too, but it is harder to do. We had a friend created a huge dragon from a large lump of ice. He used a chainsaw…

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