Monday, March 9, 2009

Sand Sculpting Australia - Frankston Waterfront

Kids seem to have an incredible predilection for dinosaurs. One of the favorite destinations in Melbourne is the Melbourne Museum - care to guess why? They seem to also have an avid interest in playing with sand. Andrew would spend hours in the little sandpit we had on our deck back in Germantown.

So it was delightfully serendipitous that the yearly Frankston Sand Sculpting Exhibition for 2009 featured Dinosaurs!

Dinostory Entrance
Dinostory Entrance

Unlike the castles we build at the beach, the amazing sculptures here are built from brickie sand. Large squares of sand are compacted and built up and they are incredibly solid. The sculptors than work with the rough shapes to create these amazing results.

Unbelievable
Unbelievable

The display runs from boxing day till Anzac Day (26 April 2009). We were there a couple months ago - I've been slow in getting this report out.

I'm hungry
I'm hungry

The kids were thoroughly entertained with the dinosaurs. They also have workshops where the kids can learn a few tricks for their next trip to the beach. We can't wait for the next years show! The display is at the Frankston Waterfront where you can easily spend an hour or so after looking at the dinosaurs, just walking up and down enjoying the day.

Whatcha Looking at?
Whatcha Looking at?

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