Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sand castle in Goa!

Renowned master sand sculptor, Simon Smith has sculpted a 20-foot sand castle – the tallest sand castle ever made in India at Calangute beach. It will be open to public viewing until May 2014.
The upper section of the castle being completed.

Goa Tourism has tied up with the Sand Cult (a sand sculpting company owned by Jerry Jose) and internationally known sand sculptor, Simon Smith from UK, for this castle project.

The master at work!
The foundation - castle in making.
Near the castle grounds...
When we visited Calangute beach in December 2013, the upper part of the castle was ready and the base part had yet to be completed. In April 2014, the entire castle along with the cartoon character, Shrek had been sculpted with 70 tonnes of sand and water!
Creative pursuits!
Adding final touches (Image courtesy -
 “Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.” 
- Jorge Luis Borges