Sand sculptures create a fantasy world in Ostend, Belgium


A sand carver works on a sculpture during the Sand Sculpture Festival "Dreams" in Ostend, Belgium, June 18, 2019. (Photo: VCG) 

Artists from around the world gathered in Ostend, Belgium, to create their own fantasy world full of magic with sand. The annual Belgium sand sculpture festival is built by 40 professional artists from all around the globe. 

Not fewer than 240 trucks of special sand is sculpted during one month of preparation, creating a visitors circuit that takes one hour to complete, with 150 sculptures from 2 to 6 meters high.