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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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 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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Categories: Australia, Goldcoast, photos, Sand sculpture competition, Surfer's Paradise | Tags: , , , , | 20 Comments

Thursday doors : Sand Safari…

What a surprise I got when I went to see how the sand sculptures were progressing along the beach front at Surfers Paradise. I was happily wandering along taking lots of photos (I will be putting them in another post soon) and this was one of my favourites.

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The irrepressible Donkey from “Shrek”, I loved his cheeky expression. Then I noticed the 3 mice peeping at me. So I moved round a bit to get a close up of them. Look what I found…

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A very realistic looking door. So I went round to the other side.

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Another door.

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Not a real door, but so life-like I thought I would show them in Norm’s door challenge this week.

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time),

Categories: Australia, photos, Sand sculpture competition, Surfer's Paradise, Thursday Doors, travel | Tags: , , , , | 28 Comments

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