July 3 2012
Since I had to go down to the Old Port on some errands this afternoon I popped over to the Urban Beach to check out the sand sculptures on the Quai de l’Horloge. There are 3 sculptures in total that were done for the Art in the Sand (Art en Sable) competition held between 23rd June and 2nd July. Luckily the sculptures were still in pretty good shape.
I always find it sad that these great works of art in sand are normally eroded so quickly after their creation by the sea. In this case it will likely be a bulldozer or some city employees with shovels. Anyway, glad I was able to capture the grains of sand in their artistic form.
I highly recommend anyone who lives in or visits Montreal to take a Saute Moutons jet boat ride on the rapids. Boats leave from the Quai de l’Horloge on a fairly regular basis to ride the rapids just a short distance in the west. Be sure to take a change of clothes or wear your swim suit as you will feel like you’ve been for a ride in a washing machine 😉 These lucky folks were in for a good soaking – I still don’t know why they bother supplying rain coats.
Since I was next to the new Urban Beach I took the opportunity to grab some shots – I think this is the first time I actually shot it with people sunbathing. Looks quite a nice spot to watch the boats come and go and work on the tan at the same time.
On the way back through town I kept my camera at the ready in case any opportune people shots occurred…
The circus festival apparently begins tomorrow with a parade, so I may go check that out late afternoon. I don’t think they will have elephants and lions roaming the streets though like in the old days 😉
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.