These awesome photos are from the 2013 Weston Sand Sculpture Festival on the sandy shores of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Each year the festival has a different theme and this year’s theme is Hollywood.
“Since the festival started in 2006, themes have included Fairy Tales, The Continents of the World, Under the Ocean, Great Britain, and The Jungle. What began with two Dutch sand sculptors building a giant King Kong from 30 tonnes of sand has now turned into a world famous get-together of some of the niftiest hands in sand sculpting.
More than 20 of the world’s greatest sculptors from nine different countries are working away using 4,000 tonnes of sand from the beach.”
The festival opened on Good Friday and runs through the end of September.
The unbroken seal on King Tut’s tomb.
Despite the fact that there were obviously an awful lot of rather lovely things in it, there’s a large part of me that wishes that it had remained unfound.
Almost 2 and a half thousand years undisturbed only to the pillaged by glorified grave robbers. It’s a shame really.
I have an issue with funerary archaeology in general, for pretty much the same reason. Yes, it can provide useful evidence, but it so often feels like magpies collecting the shiny, pretty things for their own sake. The fact remains that it’s the unspectacular stuff that’s more often of use in the actual writing of history.
Yeah, I’m conflicted. Whatevs.
Abandoned Rail Bridge, Japan.
i’m just really curious
is there anybody else who takes the rail tracks out of its mechanical context and started re-imagining it into some mythical sort of road
or is it just me
I like doing the same
The Roman Baths.
- Bath, Somerset.
One of my favourite places <3
I’ve only been once but I really want to go again. They’re beautiful.
Ksenia Solo’s hypnotic stare
Yes, I think this morning needs a bat in a pumpkin. Don’t argue with me.
Eeee, cute :D
Anne and I just decorated our graduation caps and I’m so pleased with mine.
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