July 31: Ever made castles in the sand? Fun. Isn’t it? All you need are your hands and a little imagination?
Marjon Katerberg builds castles in the sand all the time. And gets paid for it, too. It’s her job.
Marjon is an international sand artist. She has just carved the largest sand sculpture park in the world, according to a report in ‘The Indian Express’.
The park is located at a place called Almeerderzand near The Hague in the Netherlands....
Indians are masters of junk. And out of junk they produce masterpieces. One such junk master is the sculptor Nek Chand who fashioned his sculptures from waste. The story goes that Nek chand was once invited to America to fashion sculptures, works of art out of waste. Nek Chand came back disillusioned and glum complaining that their junk was not so good, that its feel and smell was so alien.
If Nek Chand turned masterpieces out of junk (see picture below), the slum is a craft built around junk....
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