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May 22, 2017

Meeting The Royal Family ….70’s Style.

Yesterday’s post from the Garderen Sand Sculpture festival showed Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet helping the (then) Dutch Queen Juliana, and other members of the royal family out of the “Golden Coach” on Prinsesdag. This is the day of the official Dutch opening of Parliament and the coach makes it’s way from Palace Westeinde to the old parliament building. Large crowds line the streets every year to watch the Golden Coach pass by. Rien’s role was a special privilege and a very significant one.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Wikipedia / Dutch Artist / Rien Poortvliet
Garderen Sand Sculpture Festival

4 Comments »

  1. How totally cool is that?

    Comment by sarsm — May 22, 2017 @ 7:39 am | Reply

    • sarsm,
      Amazing isn’t it? Don’t you love how they use the shadows to create detail too. These artists are seriously talented.

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 24, 2017 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  2. Wow, this is so beautifully made, your photos are really interesting. Nice to be able to see the details. 🙂

    Comment by Giiid — June 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

    • Giiid,
      I know, the way they manage to make these look so three dimentional with just a limited amount of possible “detachment” from the main body of sand. They use the shadows to maximum effect so that every detail is heightened. The amount of sculptural detail is amazing and these artists are seriously talented.

      Comment by kiwidutch — June 13, 2017 @ 8:16 pm | Reply


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