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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Sandcastles are as much part of the British beach scene as ice cream and deck chairs.

Built nowadays with a plastic bucket and spade or by hand, sandcastles or sand sculptures have probably been made since the beginning of human history, though it seems that late 19th century Atlantic City really got things going. Nowadays, there is even an annual World Championship in Sand Sculpture in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada.

The sandcastles above were both photographed at Lyme Regis in Dorset.

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1 comment:

Steve PP said...

You've got to love sandcastles, haven't you?
There's a big sandcastle building contest on the beach here at Woolacombe every Summer.
I'm going to do a series of sandcastle paintings this year.