Thursday, July 14, 2005

Brighton's pyramids take shape
"They stand up to 45ft tall and are a cut above your run-of-the-mill seaside sand castles. The ornate works, recreating ancient Egypt in 10,000 tons of sand imported from Holland, will feature in Britain's first festival of sand sculptures, which opens in Brighton tomorrow. Final touches to the sculptures, which include the pyramids, the tombs of Rameses II and Tutankhamen, temples and sphinxes, were being made yesterday. Made from water and special sand from the River Maas, the sculptures are being created by artists from Russia, America, Germany, Ireland and France. A mixture that includes egg whites is used to protect the sculptures from the weather. The festival runs until Sept 11. It has cost the Dutch company Proserv £1 million to stage". This is the entire feature. I have to admit that I think that it is such fun! I will certainly be driving down to Brighton from London to see it.

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