Monday, October 1, 2012

SIMC: Neptune Festival

Heading out yesterday to Virginia Beach for the Neptune Festival we were blessed with a gorgeous day. With almost thirty blocks of merchant booths there was plenty to see. We had gone mainly to see the amazing sand sculptures.

After walking fourteen blocks we finally got to the first of the sculptures. These were along the boardwalk leading up to the huge tent that held the more elaborate sculptures.
Although some of these outside sculptures were pretty elaborate if you ask me. These young ladies seemed to be very taken with this fun sculpture.
After walking fourteen blocks we finally got to the entrance. This sculpture was so large I have zoomed in to a couple of areas so you can see some of the detail better.

Just past this sculpture was the main entrance to the tent at which we found a line stretching away from the entrance that was so long we literally could not see the end of the line. By this time Sissy was already overheating and the thought of walking till we found the end of the line which looked to possibly go on for many more blocks was not very appealing. Instead we opted to return to the car and go out for lunch in a cool restaurant. Although we didn't go in to see the rest of the sculptures we still enjoyed the outing. 
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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What wonderful sand sculptures. There's something amazing about art that is temporary. It draws me in, but I know it is not for forever... It looks like you and Sissy had an excellent outing!

Linda said...

We didn't even try to go down there - the lines are always incredible! Plus, they charge you to get into the the photos you took!

Kim Cunningham said...

Those sand sculptures are amazing! Really impressive what people can make with any medium.

bill lisleman said...

The work on the large one is amazing. Sand and ice sculptures are for quick enjoyment.

Unknown Mami said...

What you did get to see looks pretty awesome.