Swanage Castle!

by Nicola Thorne
(Portsmouth)

Submitted by: Nicola Thorne (18), Portsmouth


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Swanage Beach sand castle - Sunday 3rd July.

Sand castle by my partner, Rob.

Photo by my three year old son, David!

Flags - my own!

Will always remind me of a lovely day out!

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Nov 11, 2015
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Jul 08, 2011
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Great
by: Anonymous

Well dont Thorne family. That is a great example of what families come to Dorset for. Im sure your son will remember making that for a long time to come.

Jul 08, 2011
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I like it!
by: Stuart B Albatross

It reminds me of being a kid and making sandcastles with my Dad.

Jul 08, 2011
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Not mine
by: Anonymous

Hi - this is Nicky's partner, Rob - I want it know that this castle is NOTHING to do with me, despite what Nicky posted in her original comments. I have read the comments and am getting sick of people thinking I built this. I met Nicky and our son Dave on the beach and just assumed this was a pile of sand our dog Gary had made when he buried a turd. I did wonder why Nicky was sticking a flag in it - I thought it was a warning to other people or something.

Jul 08, 2011
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Could do better..
by: Anonymous

The thought is sort of there, but the formation of the castles is lacking and the flaggage just won't do..

I am surprised you were actually allowed to leave a monstosity like that on the beach long enough to take the embarassing photo!!?

I would next aim for just getting one sandcastle correct with a flag before trying a full blown castle..

Jul 08, 2011
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Where can I get a copy?
by: Darrell Williams

I've been looking for a breathtaking picture like this for ages now, so I was delighted when my friend mentioned this site and the picture. I can't believe that a child took this picture, they have caught the light, background and imagination of Swanage perfectly. The young child will definately go places. By the way, if I wanted to buy a copy of this picture, how would I go about it?

Jul 08, 2011
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Load or Rubbish
by: M. French

Is this a joke. There is no way that castle was made by an adult. Looks like it was done on a friday by the usual load of hoodies with their black eye makeup on and bottles of cider in their pants. Bloody goths !!! Give us back out beaches and get some sun

Jul 08, 2011
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Crabs and Rock
by: B to the ecks

Hiya Boys! Its B to the ecks... I love Swanage I caught crabs down there!

Jul 08, 2011
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Theis evokes strong emotions....
by: David Cowan

From the beach its sandy walls rise,
Its turrents reach up to touch the skies.
A tiny moat dissolves the keep.
Its pavers are strong, though only two inches deep.
Tiny footprints embedded in the sand,
Where once a child there did stand.
Its grace and beauty a short time will last,
Before the sea washes it into the past.

Jul 08, 2011
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Amazing!
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This is a truly inspiring piece - what a beautiful representation of the simple joys a beach can bring to adults and children alike. If I recall correctly there area couple of art galleries in Swanage - perhaps you could put your art into print and share the joys of it with the world!

Jul 08, 2011
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lovley castle
by: Sara

i really really like the sand and beach, we ar going to swanage and i cant wait to see this lovely castle

Jul 08, 2011
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Josef
by: Anonymous

In response to the last comments - I don't think 'crabs' would have been able to 'build' the castles - their large claws would have prevented them smoothing and shaping the sand. I would imagine they would be the equivalent of the 'dump trucks', digging and moving the materials around with their large 'claws' (or 'scoops') to form the loose 'shape' of each construct. The actual shaping and 'construction' would be finished off by a more dexterous 'creature'. Maybe an ocelot?

Jul 08, 2011
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Reminds me of home
by: Fritz-L

This is a really good picture, it reminds me of my old family days out at the beach even when its raining. The castle is pretty bad, it looks like it was made by the crabs. Lovely picture though

Jul 08, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

OMG! This is an absolutley beautiful photo, I love the way it captures the imagination. It reminds me of a Spanish/Moroccan castle!

Jul 08, 2011
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Swange
by: Anonymous

What an absolutely brilliant picture, I love it

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