|Not the greatest shot of me at the entrance to the Marvels|
of the World in Sand, but it's not really about me.
|10,000 foot mountains surround Bogota |
which is at 8,000 feet of elevation.
|The first sand sculpture seen upon entering|
All of the "Wonders of the World" were re-created in sand, including the Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, the Great Wall of China, the Buddha, the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and more. There were tableaus of the U.S. Space Program, a nativity scene, South American indigenous archeological finds, the Tower of London and Big Ben, a giant chess set in sand and other artistic creations.
What follows are some photographs of the sculptures. The lighting was difficult for taking photos, so some are not as clear as I would have liked. I could have done a better job if I had taken a tripod with me, but this is not something I normally do. This presentation of more than 100 sculptures was sponsored by Foto Urbano, an international training company which has sponsored similar events in other places world wide.
|This photo of the Buddha is credited to eltiempo.com|
|If you look closely at this you will see the 'shadow' of|
the Twin Towers in this NYC structure in sand.
|The U.S. space program featured in sand. Notice the|
people to the right, giving you an idea of the size and
scale of the sculpture.
|One of the artists at work near the end of the exhibition.|
|The Nativity scene was given a place of honor at the end of the show,|
taking up about 10 meters in length - very impressive!
|Close up of the Nativity scene. The standing Joseph is,|
in my estimation, approximately 18 feet tall.
If you are interested in learning more about sand sculpture, here is a short video of the 2011 world competition in Washington state.