Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sand castles / Castelos de areia

Besides having the famous black and white waves pattern in its sidewalk, Copacabana Beach has also beautiful sand castles. I love walking along the beach, feeling the breeze, drinking the delicious coconut water to finish my promenade in front of these amazing constructions made of sand… I used to do it when I was a little girl and I still feel the same excitement of that time because the castles still seem enormous to me, full of rooms, bridges, towers and mistery!.

Além de ter o famoso calçadão com as curvas em preto e branco, a Praia de Copacabana também tem lindos castelos de areia. Eu adoro passear pela praia, sentindo a brisa, tomando uma água de coco e terminar o passeio em frente a uma dessas belas construções feitas de areia...Eu costumava fazer isso quando era garotinha, e ainda sinto a mesma excitação daqueles tempos! Os castelos ainda me parecem enormes, cheios de salas, pontes, torres e mistério!


12 comments:

Susannah said...

Wow, those sand castles are just amazing!

Vania Moreira said...

HI Susannah!
Yes, they are!!! You know, I can spend hours just seeing the artists building these castles...

Johnny Madrid aka Tim E. said...

This is inspiring! :) I might have to do something like this in 3d! As always, great pictures ;)

Vania Moreira said...

Thanks Tim!!! Nowadays everything take us to 3D, isn't it? I became addict to it since Avatar, but for now, at home, I have to be glad for my screem led!!!

robert said...

I can't believe it. I never seen something like this before.
Thouse sand castels are awesome.

Vania Moreira said...

Thanks Robert!
Yes, now you understand why they still amaze me! I grew up seeing them, but they look always new to my eyes! It's very relaxing seeing their construction. If I feel so, can you imagine the children???

Marcoz said...

Coollllll sand castles!!!! Have you make one with yout hands?

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Marco! No, the only one that I'm able to built is the following: full a bucket with sand a little bit wet, turn it carefully, correcting the complex structure with your hands to make it firm and high...and voilá, my castle is ready!!!

riyan said...

awesome.by looking at the complexity of these sand castles i think they should have spent days just for one castle.are they doing this professionally?

Vania Moreira said...

Hi Riyan! Thanks!
Kind of, I mean, they built these castles for fun, but also for our entertainment, so you have to pay a little money to take pictures. But you know, in my opinion they really deserve it!

riyan said...
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riyan said...

Thanks for the info Vania, I agree. they really deserve it.