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Weird News Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

08:00  23 june  2017
08:00  23 june  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life superheroes, cartoon characters, and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand sculpture festivals . Working with 7,000 tons of sand , a team of 32 artists spent five weeks creating the 150

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) – A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes , cartoon characters and Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand , a team of 32 artists spent five weeks creating the 150 works for the Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes , cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand - sculpture festivals . Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand , a team of 32 artists

Sand sculptures are seen during the Sand Sculpture Festival "Disney Sand Magic" in Ostend, Belgium June 22, 2017. A team of 32 OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes , cartoon characters

Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand, a team of 32 artists spent five weeks creating the 150 works for the Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival, which opens on Saturday and runs until September, providing rain does not wash away the exhibits.

Many of the artists work in other mediums, such as wood or marble carving, and said they found sand sculpting presented some challenges.

"What I like in the sand is that you must be very tactile while carving, I am also an ice carver and to compare with ice, the sand is very fragile," Russian artist Sergey Zaplatn told Reuters.

(Reporting by Yves Herman, writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; Editing by Toby Davis)

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