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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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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 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

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 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

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: 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 .

Sand carver Wiaslav Borecki of Poland works on a sculpture during the Sand Sculpture Festival in Ostend on June 23. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters). A beach in Belgium is featuring larger-than-life super heroes , cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle. It's part of the Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival . A team of 32 artists worked with 7,000 tonnes of sand for more than five weeks to create the sculptures . They'll be on display until Sept. 10, unless of course they are washed away by rain.

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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