Hi. Wish you all a peaceful weekend.
In my last post I mentioned that in summertime Algarve is crowded and there´s a lot of things to do. For example, in 19th July we went out for a chinese dinner and then we watched Algarve´s Dance Company performing a live free show in Faro´s marina.
My goal is not to post every single event that takes place here but I think it´s a good idea to post about this topic now and then. It completes the other section about Algarve and gives readers some more information. I´ll try to keep my choices as frugal as possible:)
So, today´s choice for "Things to do in Algarve" is Fiesa 2008. Fiesa 2008 is the 6th edition of the International Festival of Sand Sculptures, unique in Iberic Peninsula. It takes place every day, between 22 May and 22 October, from 10.00am to 24.00 pm, and this year´s theme is Hollywood. This event is in EN 524, between the villages of Pera and Algoz.
In this festival fiction, humor and fantasy are some of the ingredients represented in sand. Since May, 56 artists from many nationalities worked to bring us great scenarios and sculptures like: Charlie Chaplin, Marlyn Monroe, King Kong, Jurassik Park dinosaurs, The Simpsons, amongst others. I´m a big Garfield fan, that´s why I picked out his picture. Imagine 30 thousand tons of sand in 15 thousand square foot, incredible han?
If you´d like to see more pictures of this year´s festival, check out this link where I found Garfield´s pic:
For more info and a map, visit the official website in: http://www.fiesa.org/
See you soon.