Last year, I posted a piece that included a picture of a sand sculpture on Los Cristianos beach. There is something mesmerizing about a well-crafted sand sculpture. I’m not talking about the first time you flipped a plastic bucket over at the beach and dug a moat around it like a dog burying a bone. I’m talking about how some amazing people can take some sand, water, and imagination and build works of art and you wonder how the heck did they do that? Yet the clever creators of these impressive sand sculptures need no more than a bucket and spade to build them.
I’ve always found this type of art, along with graffiti fascinating but because it is constantly changing, it is hard to keep pace with these works of art. I am therefore including some images taken by my friends Nele and Karel when they were in Los Cristianos during the Christmas/New Year break.
The saddest part of sand sculptures is the sand. It has the unique quality of looking like granite yet they are only as permanent as the next wave. If only there was some way to preserve these wonders, it seems a sin to waste such talent.
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