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.

This sculpture is of Saint Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown, the Provincial Capital.

July 2007
Sony DSCF828 camera.


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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    this ia absolutely fantastic and what a capture

  • Thanks Chris..of all the sculptures, I think this one is the most amazing. The detail is quite remarkable when compared to the real basilica downtown.

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Amazing series, George. Must be fascinating to see first hand.

  • The series was first conceived in 2007 and there were far more people attending than they hoped for, so it was continued the following year and as far as I know is an annual event now. It is really first-rate, even on a scorcher of a day. I moved fast and snapped faster!

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    What a sculpture!

  • Yes, this was the crowning glory..I was totally awed by the time and patience it took to create that one.

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago
    Wow this is amazing sand art . x
  • Isn’t it beautiful? The Basilica is only a short distance away, so it’s easy to compare, and this sculpture is quite awesome!

    – George Cousins

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