Like many Australians I have memories of making sand castles at the beach and in sandpits. Good for developing minds. Good for creative architecture. Good for learning about forces, texture, lines, water, cars, and much more. Good for keeping kids quiet.
In today's world of opulence and opportunity there are artists who make sand sculptures for money. A lot of sand. A little water. Concentration. A dream.
I saw this wonderful dragon in a park near here. Of course he needed a shady site; we are in the tropics. This took hours. Incredible talent and skill. My efforts were never like this.
The artist placed small paper parcels in the nostrils and lit that. Fiery dragon!