Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 16, 2010

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues

Every summer the town of Lappeenranta is presenting sand art with different themes every summer.

In 2008 the theme was “American Old West”.
In 2009 the theme was “Fairytale Creatures”.
In 2010 the theme is “Prehistoric Monsters like Dinosaurs”.

Estatuas de arena.

Cada verano la ciudad de Lappeenranta es presentar el arte de arena con diferentes temas cada verano.

En 2008 el tema fue ” Viejo Oeste”.
En 2009 el tema fue “Criaturas de Cuento de Hadas”.
En 2010 el tema es “Dinosaurios”.

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Statues de sable.

Chaque été la ville de Lappeenranta est de présenter l’art du sable avec des thèmes différents chaque été.

En 2008, le thème était “Conquête de l’Ouest ».
En 2009, le thème était “Personnages de Conte ”
En 2010, le thème est “Dinosaures”.

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2008
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Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

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2009
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Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

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2010
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Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable

Sand Statues / Estatuas de arena / Statues de sable 2011

Sand Statues 2012 / Estatuas de arena 2012 / Statues de sable 2012

20 Comments »

  1. Wow! Wow! These are some of the most impressive things I have ever seen. I had no idea that such large and detailed sculptures could be made of sand.

    Comment by kateri — July 16, 2010 @ 06:27 | Reply

  2. Hello Kateri.

    So good that You liked these. To me, to take photos from these every year, is one highlight of summer. It is a great pleasure to stroll around them and to see young people admire them. When the theme is changing every year, it makes these statues interesting. If one is looking them carefully, one can see handprints be same artist. To me statues of 2008 please most of all, because I am great fan of American history and specially the “Wild Frontier”.

    The town Lappeenranta is three hours by car from Helsinki, the capital. Thank You commenting.

    Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2010 @ 06:43 | Reply

  3. Yes, impressive, and incredibly good! Wow! I have so much admiration for those who create such things!

    Comment by montucky — July 16, 2010 @ 06:53 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      Thank You. Yes, we can say by good heart that these are art. The pity is that they “live” only one summer.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2010 @ 07:03 | Reply

  4. Bonjour Matti,
    Fabuleuses, ces scuulptures ! J’ai toujours un pincement au coeur de les savoir éphémères, comme celles de glace.
    Tout comme toi, j’ai un faible pour l’ambiance “Far West” qui me rappelle les westerns qu’on regardait tant autrefois !
    Belle journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — July 16, 2010 @ 07:22 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci pour ta visite et ta commentaire. Tu as tellement raison en disent ainsi. Il est dommage que elles vivent temps si court. Il a été agréable à lire que toi aussi aime Wild West.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2010 @ 10:10 | Reply

  5. Good morning, Matti,
    I am more than surprised and impressed by these more than beautiful sand sculptures. This is what I saw never before. The idea is more than just fantastic. Yesterday I saw no new pictures of you and was very glad about this link. All pictures are first class in the reproduction. For that I give you, if I could, more than 50 stars. In the fairy tale pictures I immediately knew Pipi Longstocking and the horse, the apple mildew. I was a child and still am today, a fan of Pipi Longstocking. I read all the books about Pippi Longstocking and watched all the movies about it. In another picture I saw Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf. The wolf ate the grandmother. Then I think, is a picture of Hansel and Gretel and the wicked witch to see. The witch wanted to eat the children, but you could not. In another picture, I think I saw Porky and the big bad wolf who would eat the pig. The piglets were always on the run from the wolf. All fairy tales from our childhood are still in my possession. Pipi Longstocking books I borrowed in my childhood, from friends. The Western images and pictures of dinosaurs are also interesting and first-class. In conclusion, I read the words remain, like the sand sculptures created and maintained. It is a unique wonderful experience to admire the sculptures. I hope you got my photos. Thanks for that, that I could look at this page again and thank you for all your nice comments. The next e-mail follows in a few days. I wish you and Anya all the best and health. I look forward to the next pictures. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — July 16, 2010 @ 14:58 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      I am so glad that You liked my post. I was sure that Pipi Longstocking / Pippi Langstrumpf / Fifi Brindacier / Pippi Långstrump or in Finnish: Peppi Pitkätossu is one of Your favorite. She is known very well here and quite popular still. I have been read Pippi books when I was child and so Anja also. Astrid Lindgren (Sweden) who created Pippi was one of writer where in her books there is no violency, no killing etc. Also Finnish writer Tove Jansson who created creatures: Moomins, there is no violence in her books also or in films.

      I got Your photos, thank You and I write to You next week. I have been busy and we have had all the time hot temperature + 30 Celsius during few last weeks. Now the newest record is 34,2 Celsius. Our flower garden needs water and water again, because it has not been raining for many days. Got to go to water them again.🙂

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2010 @ 16:57 | Reply

  6. Hi Matti,
    all fairy tales books are in my possesion. Someting works wrong in my lines today.
    Dear greetings Christel All the best for you and Anja.

    Comment by Christel — July 16, 2010 @ 15:02 | Reply

    • Ok, Christel, I answered to Your first post.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2010 @ 16:45 | Reply

  7. Hi Matti, What an amazing Blog! Like you, I really love the Wild West sculptures. John Wayne, the horses, the Native Americans, wagons – they’re all so fantastic. The others are all very good too, but I really like to study the wild west ones. The horses look as if they are really pulling the wagon – and the driver with his kerchief for the dust – and the close up of the face in the train. Again it was great to see this exhibition without leaving my computer. Thank you.

    Comment by jackiequeen — July 17, 2010 @ 15:16 | Reply

    • Hi Jackie.

      Thank You. So, You recognized John Wayne, one of the most famous actors in western films. It was a funny coincidence that in 2008, I had my T-shirt showing buffalo and so my wife had to take photo from me beside that buffalo statue.

      Comment by sartenada — July 18, 2010 @ 07:58 | Reply

  8. All are the superb Sand Statues.
    Especially, I like dinosaur’s photograph!
    A detailed forming is wonderful.

    Comment by vockul — July 18, 2010 @ 00:28 | Reply

    • Hello Vockul.

      So nice to read that You liked these statues. I agree with You that some dinosaur’s details are great. Thank You giving Your time to make a comment.

      Comment by sartenada — July 18, 2010 @ 08:01 | Reply

  9. Wow! What an awesome sight each of these sand statues are! Impressive! I really like the Native American and castle statues. Very creative, these artists of the sand statues are.

    Comment by Anna — July 19, 2010 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your opinion.

      Comment by sartenada — July 19, 2010 @ 16:03 | Reply

  10. Heureusement que l’on peut garder trace de ces oeuvres éphémères avec la photo. Ces sculptures sont superbes et quel travail.
    Toutes plus belles les unes que les autres, mais… j’ai un faible pour les indiens et ces enfants souriants.
    Beau partage que tu nous offres.
    Je découvre….. Merci.

    Comment by Tanira — October 6, 2010 @ 10:28 | Reply

    • Salut Tanira.

      J’ai aussi le faible pour les indiens. J’ai un “bon” poste racontant de la vie de Sitting Bull, mais il est uniquement en anglais, désolé. Tu le sais que une photos, c’est 1000 mots, alors pourquoi pas prendre un coup d’oeil:

      https://sartenada.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/indian-life/

      Bonne journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — October 6, 2010 @ 11:51 | Reply

  11. excellente tes photos des monuments en sable.
    j’adorerai voir combien de temps pour le faire …..beaucoup de travail.
    félécitation tes photos sont superbe.
    je vous souhaite une bonne soirée

    Comment by frammy — October 10, 2010 @ 17:30 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Pour préparer toutes les statues, il faut deux semaines seulement.

      Merci des commentaires.

      Belle journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — October 11, 2010 @ 08:07 | Reply


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