SAND SCULPTURES AT DUBLIN CASTLE. We visited Dublin Castle recently. Artists were just beginning to rough out some major sand sculptures, carving slices from large cubes of compacted sand. Apparently every August there is a display of large sand sculptures in the courtyard of the castle. Some creations from past years are here and here. We heard a guide answering questions from a group in the courtyard. The most pressing question was how long the sculptures could survive, given the frequency of the rain that everybody experiences in Dublin. The guide said that the cubes had been prepared by a compacting machine, evidently similar to the “Hand Tamper or Gas-Powered Jumping-Jack Tamper”, the kind of tamper used in concrete construction, that I described in my recent post on sand-castle techniques. The guide said that with the compaction the sculptures would last the scheduled four weeks in the Dublin rain.

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