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Sandland (4)

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

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Sandland, on the waterfront in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, is a collection of 20 sand sculptures all made of 100% Island sand. Each one shows a different phase of life on Prince Edward Island ,Canada’s smallest province.Features include Confederation , harness racing, shipbuilding,fisheries, the famous potato farming and aspects of life in the place known as the “Garden of the Gulf”. (The entire Province is an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence)
Sandland was conceived in 2007, when these photos were taken Sponsored by Northumberland Ferries, they were created by local craftsmen from tons of island sand mixed with water, allowed to harden, and then sculpted into amazingly detailed figures.

The province has always been famous for it’s potatoes, and this work in progress shows a potato-grading operation, with bags of “spuds” at thr right, and the workers sorting and grading on the table. By the way, natives of the Province have long been affectionately known as “spud-islanders”.

July 2007
Sony DSCF828 camera.

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