While Alice and her friends were enjoying their tea party on Miramar Beach, Goa, Shrek took up temporary residence in a pretty castle on the city’s Calangute Beach. We were not expecting him to be there; we were quite taken by surprise on seeing him the minute we entered the beach.
The castle, 20 feet tall, is apparently the largest sand castle ever built in India. The details that have been put into the castle are awe-inspiring, right from the design of the bricks to the turrets and the cracks in the walls. Shrek, too, is picture-perfect, with his facial features etched on sand to perfection. His cute, little donkey is with him, too!
How did Shrek and his castle come to be on Calangute beach? Again, it is the handiwork of Sand Cult, in association with Goa Tourism. The structure has been created by Simon Smith, master sand artist from the UK.
The sculpture can be viewed and admired by anyone, but you need to put in any amount of your choice in the donation box kept alongside it, if you wish to take pictures of it.
The art will be open for public viewing till March 31, 2014. (RM, you might want to ask your Amma-Appa to visit!)