Sand In The City

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Home Inspector with Helm Home Inspections

This weekend, Bellingham,Washington hosted a sand sculpture contest.  It covered the three days of Friday through Sunday.  I happened upon it quite by accident, but since I did have my camera with me, I thought I would check it out.  All the entries had an architect as a sponsor, and they all were interestingly creative.

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This one is in progress, and it is being done by a professional sand sculpture team.

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Chess game

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Pirate shipwreck

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Mice and cheese

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And finally, the organizers didn't forget the kids.  There were two very large sand boxes for the kids to play in.  Any local cats would have been in exstatic.kids

As always, thanks for looking.

David Helm

www.helmhomeinspections.com

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Eric Bouler
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Thanks for sharing , some great shots.
August 04, 2007 11:27 PM
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Michelle Burgos
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Wow, nice work!  Must have been a great experience for you.  I love Miami has their sand sculpture dislpays.  It is amazing what these artist can do, and how dedicated they are.  Thanks for sharing.

August 04, 2007 11:51 PM
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Ray Saenz
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David,

it seems that you have been very busy taking a lot of photos, well done :P

Ray Saenz

August 05, 2007 04:16 AM
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James Quarello
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David,

Very cool stuff. I never imagined you could sculpt sand in such detail. Thanks for sharing the pics.

August 05, 2007 07:09 AM
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Earlene Myers
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David, Thank you so much for sharing these TERRIFIC photos.  I love to look at sand sculpting and am always amazed at what truly creative and talented people can do with sand and water.  Have a great day!
August 05, 2007 07:23 AM
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Steven L. Smith
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Wow, wish I had been in town. That is amazing and right in my own backyard.
August 05, 2007 10:34 PM
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So nice to see local artists at work and on display.  Thanks!
August 10, 2007 12:24 PM
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Dianne Barody
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David, what awesome pictures!  Thanks for sharing
August 10, 2007 12:58 PM
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Ray Saenz
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David,

I have not seen you lately, hope that things are going good for you, keep the good work !!! :)

Ray Saenz
August 27, 2007 09:16 PM
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Ilyce N. Powell
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I just love looking at sand sculptures at the beach. It's truly amazing what these artists can do!
August 27, 2007 10:16 PM
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David Helm
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Ilyce, Thanks for looking and commenting.

Ray, I've just been busy.  There is life outside of Active Rain!  Thanks for checking in with me.

 

August 30, 2007 01:04 PM
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Joseph Lang
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
November 18, 2007 11:16 PM
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Kathy Clulow
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David - Great pictures and a plesant reminder for me to visit Ottawa for Winterlude with its ice sculptures From February 1, 2008 to February 17, 2008
December 02, 2007 07:37 PM
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Sondra Meyer
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Hi David,

Thanks for sharing these pictures.  That must take lots of work.  I think I liked the mouse and cheese one and the whale one the best. 

Thanks for commenting on my roses yesterday.  It had been really warm, in the 70's.  Tonight, I'm worried about our first hard frost.  I know it will wipe out my tender summer annuals.   

 

December 03, 2007 09:57 PM
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Hello David,
It is awesome what these people can do with sand.  Sure makes the sand castles I help my kid make look pitiful.
December 08, 2007 06:26 PM
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I loved the sand sculpture pictures.  Thanks for sharing with us at Activerain.
May 05, 2008 09:14 PM
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