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Waiting for a little night music!

The sun begins to set over FIESA in the Algarve

The sun starts to set on FIESA, in the Algarve

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What ARE they thinking?

What ARE they thinking?

Willy Wonka!

Disapproving of Willy Wonka?

The musical

It’s Show Time!

What did I say?

What?  What did I say?

Not late again!

Not late again!

I’ve visited the International Sand Sculpture FIESA, at Pera, several times, but never in the evening. This Summer I arrived just as the sun was starting to fade.  At first I wandered, nodding and smiling in recognition, and admiring the craftsmanship.  Choosing favourites.  Gradually the sand sculptures took on colour.  Just a spotlight or two at first.

Time to sit in the cafe with Laurel and Hardy and wait

Time to sit in the cafe with Laurel and Hardy, and wait

For the colours to deepen

For the colours to deepen

With great drama!

Enhancing the drama

And a smile or two

With a smile or two

And a frown!

And a frown!

A thoughtful d-j

Don’t knock the d-j!

And that inimitable group again!

Or the world’s greatest rock band

I imagine you’ve guessed that the theme this year is Music.  FIESA started in 2003 and runs from late March till October each year, so if you happen to be in the area, you just have time!  Full details are on the link.

Hope I’ve kept you entertained for a little while.  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to join me on Monday for a walk.  Better just pop in on Cate first, with your Six word Saturday.

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121 comments

  1. What a wonderful collection of sand sculptures, Jo, particularly in that waning light and then with the spotlights on them. Thanks for sharing these. I’ve never been to a sand sculpture show like this before. 🙂

    1. A little bit of ‘cheating’ goes on. I understand they use some kind of epoxy resin in the mix so that it is pretty solid (and rainproof). Not such a romantic notion but necessary I guess. They’re still beautiful though, aren’t they? 🙂

  2. Oooh!!! These have to be the most amazing sand art ever! Do I spot Lawrence of Arabia? The first queen reminds me of your lovely daughter Lisa for some reason! 🙂

    1. It destroys the magic a little to know it, Rosemay, but they are rock solid due to a mix they use in the sand. Apparently on the last day in October there’s a general invitation to go along and help batter them down! 😦

    1. It was an interesting experience, Sue. I’ve been several times in broad daylight and I just wanted to see how it looked illuminted. It’s about an hour’s drive from Tavira and we’re usually pretty lazy on a night but it was worth it. 🙂

  3. Love the sand sculptures and your night shots are superb. You must have a very steady hand unless you were using a tripod. I haven’t seen any of these for years…

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