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World’s tallest sandcastle built in Denmark

The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis




The sandcastle is expected to stand until February or March 2022   Credit: AFP

Denmark has a unique new attraction in the seaside town of Blokhus - the world’s tallest sandcastle.

At 21.16 m (69.4 ft) tall, the sculpture is more than 3 m (9.8 ft) taller than the previous Guinness World Record holder, which was built in Germany in 2019.

Created by Dutch artist Wilfred Stijger with the aid of 30 sand sculptors, the structure is reminiscent of an Ancient Egyptian pyramid and is intricately decorated, incorporating local features, such as beach houses and lighthouses, and popular seaside pastimes, including kitesurfing and windsurfing.

It’s topped with a model of a Coronavirus cell wearing a crown to represent the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s ruling our lives everywhere,” Stijger said, “It tells you what to do… It tells you to stay away from your family and not go to nice places. Don’t do activities. Stay home.”

Other COVID-related imagery, including syringes and people wearing face masks, was also depicted in the design.

The castle is made up of 4,850 tonnes of sand and is reinforced with clay and glue to help it withstand inclement weather conditions. It’s expected to stand until February or March next year.


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World’s tallest sandcastle built in Denmark

The 21m structure represents the struggle of the Coronavirus crisis




The sandcastle is expected to stand until February or March 2022   Credit: AFP

Denmark has a unique new attraction in the seaside town of Blokhus - the world’s tallest sandcastle.

At 21.16 m (69.4 ft) tall, the sculpture is more than 3 m (9.8 ft) taller than the previous Guinness World Record holder, which was built in Germany in 2019.

Created by Dutch artist Wilfred Stijger with the aid of 30 sand sculptors, the structure is reminiscent of an Ancient Egyptian pyramid and is intricately decorated, incorporating local features, such as beach houses and lighthouses, and popular seaside pastimes, including kitesurfing and windsurfing.

It’s topped with a model of a Coronavirus cell wearing a crown to represent the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s ruling our lives everywhere,” Stijger said, “It tells you what to do… It tells you to stay away from your family and not go to nice places. Don’t do activities. Stay home.”

Other COVID-related imagery, including syringes and people wearing face masks, was also depicted in the design.

The castle is made up of 4,850 tonnes of sand and is reinforced with clay and glue to help it withstand inclement weather conditions. It’s expected to stand until February or March next year.


 
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