Sand Sculptures: Wonders of the World in Bogota (Picture Gallery)

Bizarre, Fun Pic, Pop Culture, Video, Weird — By on 2011/10/24 3:40 PM
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An exhibition of giant sand sculptures, featuring replicas of world’s greatest sights opened in Bogota, Colombia. The world’s best sand artists have worked for months to recreate the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and many more.

The event, “Maravillas del Mundo en Arena,” was organised by training company Foto Urbano, which has taken similar exhibits worldwide, but never to Colombia.

The Colombia capital, an inland city high in the Andes, was an unlikely destination for such festival and over 6,000 tons of sand had to be shipped in from the River Sumapaz, where experts determined the grains were the right consistency for building monuments up to 26 feet tall (equivalent to the third story of a building).

All the works will be on display under a tent in Bogota’s ‘Coliseo El Campin’ sporting arena until 4 March 2012.

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Photo: Daniel Iannini / Elespectador.com

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Photo: Daniel Iannini / Elespectador.com

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Photo: Daniel Iannini / Elespectador.com

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Photo: David Felipe Rincón/Terra.com.co

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Photo: David Felipe Rincón/Terra.com.co

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Photo: David Felipe Rincón/Terra.com.co

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Photo: David Felipe Rincón/Terra.com.co

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Photo: David Felipe Rincón/Terra.com.co

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  • http://www.infinityparkatglendale.com/park.php Harvey Yeldell

    Wew, this surely requires a huge preparation!! I admire the sand sculpturers who make replicas of the wonders of the world. Many people have probably got there! Hm, my girlfriend would probably be fascinated whenever she sees all of those in person…

  • http://www.aqua-gulf.com/resortLocation.cfm Donna Parsley

    I’m sure my kids would stand in awe at the sight of those sand sculptures. LOL. They are absolutely huge and beautiful! And I love how detailed they are. O.o Those who created those majestic sculptures deserve to be recognized for their immense talent.