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In Every Grain of Sand

Location: Portugal

 In the fury of the moment, I can see the masters hand, in every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.  – Bob Dylan

We had a great afternoon yesterday visiting the annual Sand City event in Pera Portugal. This massive and amazing sand sculpture festival runs annually from April through October.

It was remarkable – showcasing this year’s theme of art from culinary art to animated art to musical art and more.

The sculptures, which were sculpted more than four months ago are amazingly intact. Here and there you notice the ravages of Mother Nature and Father Time. But truly these works of art were fascinating – from trillions of teeny grains of sand. Honestly, just think about that!

I’ve filled this blog with lots of photos – hopeful that the images will showcase the artistic works more than my description ever could.

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  • Reply Michael Wilford

    Wow, really neat sand sculptures. I’ve done a bit of that myself but on a very small scale and not this terrific. Hauling all that sand is a lot of work. I like how you have all the photos alternating on each side of the post, keeps the photos from getting all jammed together. 😉

    August 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply Laureen

      Thanks Michael and as always – I appreciate your help!

      August 18, 2017 at 7:40 am
  • Reply janinebeynon

    Wow looks so incredible! Would love to visit this sometime.

    August 19, 2017 at 11:16 am
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