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Sandsculpting – Storyland

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Angry Birds

Sandsculpting is a big thing in Melbourne in Summer. Every year, Australian and international sand-sculptors come to Frankston beach in Melbourne and construct these magnificent sculptures. More than 3,500 tonnes of sand is carved into these sculptures. This years theme is Storyland. Characters from old and modern favourite children’s stories have been re-created.

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Harry Potter – these characters and Hogwerts are so real looking
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Pippy Longstocking
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Yering Station Sculptures

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After we walked through the market and made our purchases I walked up to the gallery part of the Station. They often change their sculptures and I’d noticed a different one from the barn where the market is held. We wandered up their to have a look.

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This one is made from recycled egg cartons.

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Weekly Photo Challenge….Saturated

I tried to think of something different than street art when working out what I was going to post for this challenge. Melbourne has been a bit saturated by rain lately as often happens in Spring but I was never in the right place at the right time for a photo of saturated land. So I decided I would post some of my street art photos.

Melbourne has a vibrant street art scene. One laneway, Hosier Lane, is dedicated to it. Below are some photos I’ve taken in Hosier Lane.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/photo-challenge-saturated/

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Painting by Bill…Bird of Paradise

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Since he retired, my Dad has taken up painting again. He went to Art School when he left High School in England but had to put that aside.

His work has improved out of sight now he has the time to practice. He attends courses whenever he can.

I wanted to show off some of his work because I’m really proud he is doing something he loves.

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