Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

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OSTEND, Belgium A beach in Belgium has been remade into a hulk sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, animation characters and Cinderella’s castle, for one of a world’s biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

Working with 7,000 tonnes of sand, a group of 32 artists spent 5 weeks formulating a 150 works for a Ostend Sand Sculpture Festival, that opens on Saturday and runs until September, providing sleet does not rinse divided a exhibits.

Many of a artists work in other mediums, such as timber or marble carving, and pronounced they found silt sculpting presented some challenges.

“What we like in a silt is that we contingency be really pleasing while carving, we am also an ice carver and to review with ice, a silt is really fragile,” Russian artist Sergey Zaplatn told Reuters.

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

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