Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 29, 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

In English:

Every summer the town of Lappeenranta is presenting sand art. The theme for this summer was music.

En español:

Cada verano, la ciudad de Lappeenranta presenta arena arte. El tema de este verano fue música.

En francais:

Chaque été, la ville de Lappeenranta présente l’art du sable. Le thème de cet été était musique

Em Português:

Todo verão, a cidade de Lappeenranta tem a arte de areia. O tema deste verão era a música.

Previous /Precedentes / Précédentes

Sand sculptures 2013 / Esculturas de Arena 2013 / Sculptures de sable 2013 / Esculturas de Areia 2013

Sand sculptures 2012 / Esculturas de Arena 2012 / Sculptures de sable 2012 / Esculturas de Areia 2012

Sand sculptures 2011 / Esculturas de Arena 2011 / Sculptures de sable 2011 / Esculturas de Areia 2011

Sand sculptures 2008, 2009, 2010 / Esculturas de Arena 2008, 2009, 2010 / Sculptures de sable 2008, 2009, 2010 / Esculturas de Areia 2008, 2009, 2010, 2010

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

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Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas_de_Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas_de_Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

Sand sculptures 2014 / Esculturas de Arena 2014 / Sculptures de sable 2014 / Esculturas de Areia 2014

87 Comments »

  1. These are absolutely stunning. What happens if it rains?

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 29, 2014 @ 07:07 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Thank You loving my photos. You asked: “What happens if it rains?” Nothing. Those who make them have a “secret” and thus these can be admired all the summer; nearly three months.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 10:54 | Reply

      • Oh that’s good as it would be a shame if they ‘melted’ in the rain.

        Comment by Sue Slaght — August 29, 2014 @ 15:10 | Reply

  2. Wow, wow, WOW!!! They are amazing!

    Comment by Gossamer — August 29, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

    • Hi Emma.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 11:09 | Reply

  3. Superbes photos de ces magnifiques réalisations! merci pour le partage, bonne journée🙂

    Comment by chantaki — August 29, 2014 @ 13:56 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantal.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci de m’avoir faite un commentaire. Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 14:00 | Reply

  4. Great details, creative, and huge! I like the animal scultpures. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Amy — August 29, 2014 @ 15:41 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      Thank You commenting. I loved also animal musicians.

      Have a nice weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 30, 2014 @ 08:17 | Reply

  5. Will you give me the pleasure of sharing photo #8 on my private Facebook wall, please? I will give all the necessary photo credits, if you agree. I would like to mention the incredible sand structures,a nd your photo of the conductor is just beautiful. Hope you will let me uses it!

    Liisa Berg North Carolina USA

    Comment by twobergs — August 29, 2014 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hi Liisa.

      Thank Commenting and finding something special photo. I posted it already.

      Have a nice weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 30, 2014 @ 11:28 | Reply

  6. Amazing…
    I felt stories in those sculptures.

    Comment by 洋子 — August 29, 2014 @ 16:36 | Reply

    • Hello Maatan.

      I am happy that You loved my photo story. Thank You commenting.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 30, 2014 @ 08:29 | Reply

  7. Merci à toi, tu nous fais découvrir de magnifiques sculptures en sable,
    j’adore ton billet. Félicitations. Belle fin de soirée à toi. Hervé

    Comment by vever02 — August 29, 2014 @ 18:23 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Mon coeur chantait quand j’ai vu votre commentaire. Je suis heureux que vous aimiez mes photos.

      Bon journèe à toi aussi. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 08:25 | Reply

  8. bonsoir alors là je suis époustouflée de voir d’aussi belles photos de sculptures de sable elles sont toutes plus belles les unes des autres j’aime bien le chat avec son violoncelle un beau thème en musique bravo à ceux qui les ont faites c’est génial bises bonne soirée MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — August 29, 2014 @ 19:29 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisaient. Merci d’avoir faite le commentaire. J’aimais aussi beaucoup ces musiciens animales.

      Je te souhaite un bon dimanche. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 08:40 | Reply

  9. These sculptures are just Amazone! Many, many thanks for having them shown to us.

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — August 29, 2014 @ 21:46 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      I am very glad that You loved these. They show amazing variety of musicians. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 08:54 | Reply

  10. These are fine and amazing sand sculptures. We also have several locations in Denmark with such exhibitions. But I have not visited any of them. Yet!

    Comment by Truels — August 29, 2014 @ 22:41 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Very nice to read that You loved these. Next year You should visit exhibitions in Denmark.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

  11. Great photos, Matti! Thanks for mentioning again this stunning sand art exhibition! I remember your previous post last year (or was it in 2012?) which was gorgeous, too.I particularly love this year’s theme: music! How expressive and imaginative these sand sculptures are. Absolutely fantastic!

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 29, 2014 @ 23:59 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Every summer I visit in Lappeenranta and admire the skill and imagination to create sand art. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 09:11 | Reply

  12. C’est magnifique, quelle sculpture imposante et dès belles. Merci de le partager avec nous. Certaines on dirait presque du bois. Les détails sont impressionnants.
    Et quelle imagination de ces artistes. C’est très beau.
    Bon week end !

    Comment by Sophie L. — August 30, 2014 @ 13:44 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisent. Merci pour votre commentaire si gentil.

      Joyeux dimanche.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 09:26 | Reply

  13. Simply amazing that people can and will do things like that! They are wonderful!

    Comment by montucky — August 30, 2014 @ 17:36 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      How glad I am when reading Your comment. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 09:37 | Reply

  14. Amazing, Matti! Your photos capture such detail, I feel like I am there. Each one is so incredible, especially to think that they are made of sand. Thanks for sharing the exhibit again. Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — August 30, 2014 @ 19:27 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      It seems that I succeed to shoot good photos from these sculptures. Thank You visiting my post and leaving Your praising comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 09:41 | Reply

  15. Show! Adorei isso!

    Gostamos do seu blog porque sempre traz fotos fantásticas!

    Grande abraço!

    Zé.

    Comment by Administrador — August 31, 2014 @ 02:24 | Reply

    • Oi Zé.

      Estou feliz que você gostava as minhas fotos. É incrível como as pessoas agradável arte podem criar!

      Domingo feliz!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 10:25 | Reply

  16. Lovely sand art! Many of the sculptures are so playful!! We have a similar festival here on our main beach once a year, but I missed it this year too. So thanks for sharing your awesome photos!

    Comment by Tiny — August 31, 2014 @ 02:45 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank You. Next year put the festival to You calendar. I am happy that You loved my post.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 31, 2014 @ 10:33 | Reply

  17. Moi!
    I can not believe from what they were made ​​of sand!!
    They are very unique, and beautiful.
    Especially, I am interesting in “a cat” and “i-Pod”.
    I felt wonderful music from your pictures.
    Kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — August 31, 2014 @ 14:28 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      Thank You commenting. My personal sand carving which I love very much is C-cassette. It is the third from the end. I still have more than 100 Compact cassettes and three portable radios in which I can listen to them. Dearest to me are those C-cassettes in which I have saved music from radio stations when I travelled in South and Central America in the seventies. To record music from local radio stations was easy on travel; open the radio and to push record button. Modern technology does not offer anything like this simple method. What a pity!

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 07:14 | Reply

  18. I am not sure what to say that has not already been said. They are wonderful, I remember last year’s post as well. These are true artists! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Comment by Bondseye — August 31, 2014 @ 16:28 | Reply

    • Hi Lisa.

      Thank You. I am happy for Your visit on my site and that You commented it.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 07:21 | Reply

  19. Superbes photos! C’est vraiment impressionnant!

    Comment by lesouffleurdemots — August 31, 2014 @ 17:08 | Reply

    • Bonjour Lesouffleurdemots.

      Merci beaucoup d’avoir fait si gentil commentaire.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 15:35 | Reply

  20. They’re amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by ruthincolorado — August 31, 2014 @ 20:04 | Reply

    • Hi Ruth.

      I am very glad that You saw my post. Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 15:42 | Reply

  21. Wowwwww!
    It is great! & beautiful!!

    Comment by harubocchan — September 1, 2014 @ 02:31 | Reply

    • Hello Harubocchan.

      Thank You liking my post and leaving Your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 15:53 | Reply

  22. What detail!! so unique in the sculptures it takes real talent to make these I think

    Comment by karenfae — September 1, 2014 @ 02:34 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      How happy I am when reading Your praising comment. Thank You.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 15:54 | Reply

  23. These are all splendid.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 1, 2014 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Very nice that You left Your comment here. I am so happy. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 16:14 | Reply

  24. Wonderful! cats and Nome overflow in humor, and like it. The young girl of the buffet is admiration. The old tale of the buffet is popular in Japan.

    Comment by medaka4841 — September 1, 2014 @ 10:44 | Reply

    • Hi Medaka4841.

      Thank You loving my photos and commenting my post. Sand artists are really skilful and having imagination.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 1, 2014 @ 16:12 | Reply

  25. Wow, Matti! You bring us some amazing pictures and wonderful images – these are fantastic!

    Comment by luchanik — September 2, 2014 @ 08:31 | Reply

    • Hello Davinder.

      How nice that You remembered me and visited my newest post. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

      • Hi Matti, of course I remember you, and you are welcome. I mean to do much better with WordPress as far as visiting blogs, and commenting, etc. – I sometimes just run out of time. I hope you are doing well, and that you had a great summer.

        Comment by luchanik — September 3, 2014 @ 02:38 | Reply

        • Thank You.

          We all are running out of time, I think. Actually this summer was great to shoot photos around my country, because we four week hot, not warm.

          All the best to You.

          Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2014 @ 11:01 | Reply

          • Thank you, and you too. Also, I am glad that you had a great summer. Take care.

            Comment by luchanik — September 5, 2014 @ 06:20 | Reply

  26. Great and interesting post as always!🙂 K.

    Comment by Kamila Pala — September 2, 2014 @ 16:22 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila

      So nice said. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2014 @ 10:31 | Reply

  27. TAN … FASTIC !! me gustaria conocer: ¿como estan construidos? (vd. dice: es un secreto!) y ¿ no problema cuando llovia? muchas gracias por estas !

    Comment by betunada — September 2, 2014 @ 21:51 | Reply

    • Hola Betuna.

      Me gusta tu comentario. Muchas gracias. Bueno, aquí está el “secreto”, pero la página es en finlandés. Tienes que utilizar el traductor.

      Castillo de arena.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2014 @ 10:48 | Reply

    • me veo tres veces … y mi esposa los gusta mucho tambien !

      Comment by betunada — September 10, 2014 @ 00:45 | Reply

  28. Amazing! Your close-up detail shots are excellent! It’s just like being there and walking closer for a better look. Thank you for sharing these photos!

    Comment by Ann — September 2, 2014 @ 22:05 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      According to Your kind comment, I succeed to photograph these sand sculptures very well. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2014 @ 10:54 | Reply

  29. The details are so amazing, like the folds in the clothing or the individual strands of hair. Wow!

    Comment by Letizia — September 3, 2014 @ 18:37 | Reply

    • Hello Letizia.

      I agree that these are “master pieces” too. Thank You commenting so kindly.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2014 @ 07:13 | Reply

  30. Hello Mattie, Thank you for visiting my blog. Lovely to hear from you again. And a real treat to see these photos – absolutely wonderful artwork.

    Comment by Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers — September 4, 2014 @ 00:03 | Reply

    • Hi Janice.

      It was very nice to read Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 4, 2014 @ 07:36 | Reply

  31. These are all absolutely amazing. I can’t pick out a favorite — I like them all. I once attend a sand sculpture competition, but nothing I saw was as detailed as these.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 4, 2014 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am very glad that You liked my photos. This summer I was lucky because the weather was cloudy. First I thought that sunny day is the best weather to shoot photos, but soon I realized that clouds make it easy to vary shoohing angles.

      Have a reat day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 5, 2014 @ 07:10 | Reply

  32. Oh! Made by sand !
    It’s real !
    Is theme music ?
    I feel singing a song.
    Where do sand come from?

    Comment by キース — September 5, 2014 @ 14:50 | Reply

    • Hi Keith.

      Yes indeed. In Finland we have sand everywhere. Maybe this summer’s sand is enough for next summer, but bring new sand is no problem

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2014 @ 14:48 | Reply

  33. Wonderful! But … where’s Lordi?😉

    Comment by alcessa — September 5, 2014 @ 15:19 | Reply

    • Hi Alcessa.

      I think that he is in Rovaniemi, where his home is. Of course it would have been nice to see his statue.

      Happy Weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2014 @ 14:50 | Reply

  34. Quelles photos extraordinaires ! Tellement vivantes et réalistes. j’ai peine à croire qu’elle sont faites en sable. Les détails, visages, sont fascinants. Merci Matti de nous faire découvrir cette exposition.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — September 7, 2014 @ 20:59 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaise. Merci. Je souhaite que les touristes un jour trouveront la Finlande en dehors d’Helsinki. Je sais que Helsinki est belle, mais il y a tellement beaucoup de belles choses à voir à l’extérieur d’Helsinki.

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 8, 2014 @ 07:27 | Reply

  35. Wow they are excellent! It must be difficult to choose the best. I’m sure they weren’t easy to photograph either, well done!

    Comment by Tokeloshe — September 10, 2014 @ 22:51 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      Well, shooting photos was easily because the weather was cloudy. I am glad that You enjoyed my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 11, 2014 @ 07:18 | Reply

  36. Stunning! I look forward to this post every year now🙂

    Comment by surfnslide — September 17, 2014 @ 23:49 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      Nice comment; I love it. It inspires me to continue visiting Lappeenranta next summer also.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2014 @ 11:05 | Reply

  37. OUTSTANDING!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    Comment by dayphoto — September 18, 2014 @ 23:15 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      Thank you.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 19, 2014 @ 10:29 | Reply

  38. These are magnificent, aren’t they, Sartenada? I especially love the lion but there are so many brilliant sculptures. It’s like our FIESA in the Algarve, which is renewed every year. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by restlessjo — September 21, 2014 @ 15:54 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      Yes, they are indeed. I find artists who make these very professional. When we visited Algarve “hundred” years ago, then there was not “fiesa”. Now when learning Portuguese, Algarve might be great travel tare. Next spring we visit Funchal.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 22, 2014 @ 07:31 | Reply

      • You will love Madeira! It is stunningly beautiful. 🙂 You’ll take SO many photographs!

        Thank you- you too 🙂

        Comment by restlessjo — September 22, 2014 @ 08:19 | Reply

        • Yes, I am sure it is paradise for photographers. Some years we spent our holiday on Azores. I love to compare these two places. Thank you Johanna.

          Comment by Sartenada — September 22, 2014 @ 12:23 | Reply


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