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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sand Sculpting Festival

Yesterday on the plaza near my place, there was some sort of sand sculpting festival. The sculptures themselves were pretty good, but I don't know why there were only four of them plus a few other piles of sand.

There was a tribute to the bid to have Bu Tinah, an island off Abu Dhabi, included as one of the New 7 Wonders.

Naturally, any sand sculpture festival needs a demonstration of Brazilian martial arts / dance.

I went there on late Saturday afternoon when I would have thought the whole event was wrapping up. It looked like the vendors who were selling stuff were just getting set up. Because people wisely don't go out in the day in the heat, this might have just been the second of two days of competition. Who knows? All I can say is that it was worth the admission price (i.e. free) so I can't complain. It seems like events like this are always popping up around here.

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