Sand sculpture festival opens in Bulgaria’s Bourgas

Sculptures of Aladdin and Harlequin are to open the sand festival in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal city of Bourgas, the municipality said.
Aladdin, Tinkerbelle, Tin Soldier, Harlequin, Little Red Riding Hood and many other fairy tale and cartoon characters will be in residence at the sand city in Ezero park in the city of Bourgas as of July 2, local news agency Focus said. They are part of a large show that will open the fifth Festival of Sand Sculptures.
This year 18 sculptors from nine countries have made 18 sculptures out of 3500 tons of sand.
The original sand figures will be on display at least until September 15 and weather permitting, until October.
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