On Saturday three weeks ago, O.K. and I went for a walk in the palace grounds without knowing the sculptures were there until we came across them.
The part of the park we enter first is one of my favourites and has often featured on this blog. Here is what it looked like on the 13th of July:
A few more impressions:
Exhibitions in the greenhouse change a few times a year. In July, the topic was water lilies - another repeat, as I have showed you pictures of these beautiful flowers already two years ago in this post.
One part of the park is supposed to look a bit as if it were in Tuscany, and I think it's not doing a bad job at that:
An unusual type of decorative cabbage - not meant to be eaten, but rather attractive:
Summer flowers and shrubs around another pond:
And then the sand sculptures! They had only just started to set everything up and create the sculptures, which is why we could look at some work in progress and the tools the artists use. I found this particularly interesting, as I like finding out how things are made and how they work.
This year's topic is Fairytales, namely the most famous ones brought to us by the Grimm brothers. I wonder whether you can guess at them all!
|Not sure about this one - maybe it isn't meant to represent a specific tale.|
|Same here - I don't know any tale that matches this sculpture.|
|Note the artist's equipment still around - he/she wasn't yet finished.|
Kneepads are probably rather useful when part of the work requires long kneeling in the sand, such as for the creation of this sponsor's logo:
I was fascinated when I discovered the tiny person in the entrance to the magic castle:
Not sure about this one; to be honest, I find the facial expression of the man in that situation a little... odd, to say the least. But the sculpture was as well done as the others, and I liked the idea of the books making up the armchair for the man and the reading girl.
We've had quite a bit of rain since the start of the Sculpture Festival, and I wonder whether they have suffered much. I know they are sprayed with a mix of liquid glue to keep them from eroding too fast, but I doubt they can withstand heavy rain or hail for long. Anyway, we saw them, and now you may guess which was my favourite of the lot!