Tallest sandcastle of the world was built in the small town of Blokhus, Denmark, by Wilfred Stijger, assisted by 30 of the world’s best sand sculptors. It’s more than 20 metres high comprising nearly 5,000 tonnes of sand and more than three metres taller than a castle built in Germany in 2019. The intricately decorated structure, is reminiscent of a pyramid. The sand contains approximately 10% clay and a layer of glue was applied after it was completed so that it could stand up to the chilly and windy conditions of the autumn and winter. The construction is expected to resist until next February or March. The sandcastle is open to visitors. Symbolicaly, the castle represents the power of new coronaviruses around the world since the pandemic began, its creator says. If you look closely, at the top of the sandcastle lies a replica of the virus in the form of a crown.
Blokhus is a popular beach town with around 1 million visitors every year. Blokhus Beach is a white, sandy bathing beach with a dune area. Sand sculpting is an art form which uses sand as its only material to create pieces of art. Most sand play takes place on sandy beaches. Sand castles are typically made by children for fun. Sand sculpting as an art form has become very popular in recent years, especially in coastal beach areas. Hundreds of annual competitions are held all over the world. Wilfred Stijger is a multi-faceted artist who has been painting and sculpting in a multitude of medias for over 30 years.