Monday, October 24, 2011

Wonders of the world recreated in sand

An exhibition of giant sand sculptures, featuring replicas of world's greatest sights opens in Bogota, Colombia.

Over 100 sculptures formed entirely out of sand – including The Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza and Corcovado mountain – have been created by a task force of international artists.

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No glue was used for any of the sculptures, only water and pressed sand. An exhibition space of over 32,300 square feet has been dedicated to the works. The event was organised by training company Foto Urbano, which has taken similar exhibits worldwide, but never to Colombia.

The Colombia capital, an inland city high in the Andes, was an unlikely destination for such festival and over 6,000 tons of sand had to be shipped in from the River Sumapaz. All the works will be on display under a tent in Bogota's El CampĂ­n sporting arena until 4 March 2012.

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