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April 30, 2017

A Very Different Type Of Stone Age…

Filed under: Activities,ART,Sand Sculptures,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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Arriving at the Garderen Sand Sculpture festival last year, I make my way inside the gate to find first, a large display of concrete garden sculptures.

If you wanted dogs, cats, birds, bird baths, trucks, baskets, horses with carriages or almost anything else, to classical maidens, the list was almost endless.

In fact that was not available was almost the point here as the statues were lined up on long rows both side of the paths.

I photographed but a few, and a few other pieces were dotted around in between the concrete pieces: a bicycle with a basket filled with flowers, on the ground below that a mass of vintage soda syphon.

A few of the concrete pieces had been painted (mostly animals) the rest gleamed white in the summer sun.

I wonder who on earth would come here especially to buy these but remember that there is probably also something here to suit every taste, from sophisticated to kitsch. The outside statue area is differently arranged this year, mostly due to the revised Entrance point, but every year I come I think that they have managed to squeeze in even more items.  I’m not the only curious customer, for very visitor heading directly to the sand sculpture section, there are more taking a quiet look around. I might be moving slowly but at least I am also heading in the right direction.

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