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End August I went to the Sand sculpture exposition in Blankenberge at the Belgian coast. In two hours I visited 40 countries on six continents ! Africa, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Greece, Holland, India, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the Far East, and the United States
An international team of artists from the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium had realized these amazing sculptures
In total 100, man-made, wonders of the world were sculpted of which 18 North American, 45 European, 20 Asian, 9 Australian and 8 African. The order of these wonders is random: from architectural to historical, from old to contemporary.
You can read more about the exposition here
As you do in Blogworld when you visit your Blogfriends, you jump from one continent to the other, from one country to the other and from one city to the other in the whole world. That's what I did here in no particular order.
The first part was outside Europe
The entrance. As it was 3 days before the end of the exposition it was very crowed for a wednesday !
The plan with the different continents to see
I found myself in Australia
and then in the USA
I admired the details of the Cowboy's gun and saddle
In Cuba I saw how cigars are rolled
and in Argentina the famous tango
the "skinny" Sumos fought in Japan
and the Indian gods were just amazing ! What an artwork
The sculpture with impressed me the most was the one representing Israel and Palestine in one sculpture. It was the Wailing Wall with on one side the Jews and on the other side the Palestinians. The expression of the faces were so real !
I was a little disappointed about Petra in Jordan, because I had been there as you can see here
I met a canadian policeman (?)
and came out of the huge tent to find myself in Egypt
The Taj Mahal
The Chrysler Building
The cathedral St. Basil in Moscow
Chichen Itza, the old Mja town
The Great Wall of China
besides the Opera in Sidney
Acropolis in Athen
Then I entered the tent which contained the European countries and cities
Here is Holland with Amsterdam and its canals
Germany, with the Dom of Cologne and the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. I have to protest about the German couple, that's not German that's Bavarian, I have never seen my father in a short leather trouser and my mother in a Dirndl ! I don't know who invented such a costum to represent Germans.
Italy represented by the Romans and the pope (what a nice mixture)
The Big Ben was also there
and the Russian dolls (Matriochkas)
A dancing Kosak
A belly dancer
Crocodiles, how could the artist do that with sand ?
and then was the End of this very interesting Exposition
Outside was a café where we fell on the chairs and had a coffe and a hot Brussels wafel !