Beauty in the moment (Or: World Championship Sand Sculpting 2018)

If you are looking for something to do in The Hague this summer, check out the sand sculptures at the Lange Voorhout. The World Championship Sand Sculpting 2018 is going on at the moment, with judging happening tomorrow. After that, the sculptures can be seen until 19 August! It will also be lighted at night, making it easy to visit at any moment.

The competition is held every three years. This year the Netherlands is the host country, with Japan, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic competing. The theme is ‘200 years of sea, sand and …’ which also highlights Scheveningen’s Feest aan zee celebration.

Here’s a peek at how the sculptures look so far. First a look at the sculpture from the Netherlands (as the host country, they cannot enter the judging):

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - Netherlands

200 years ago: The wife looks back at the past longingly, while the husband looks forward to the future and what Scheveningen can be

Other sculptures include:

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - woman in a dress.jpg

It’s truly unbelievable how well the sand holds together (it’s a special sort of sand, of course). It was also nice that the sculpture answered questions while doing his work.

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - dancing woman.jpg

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - Picasso, Czech artist

Inspired by Picasso (a Czech artist)

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - tigers

I especially like the sculpture work at the top of the pyramid.

And finally…

World sand sculpting championship 2018 - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

A sculpture of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Definitely worth a visit! Marco and I have already decided to come back once the sculptures are finished and judging has taken place.

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2 thoughts on “Beauty in the moment (Or: World Championship Sand Sculpting 2018)

  1. Sherry

    Wow, they are beautiful.

  2. Definitely! We need to go back and see the finished verslons soon.

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