Every other year Berlin hosts Sandstation, an extravaganza of sand sculptures so refined that they look alive.
The sand sculptures dot the banks of the River Spree. The beach party atmosphere puts a damper on those who believe the Germans are stodgy. Sand gawkers study the works of art as if they were Picasso paintings.
For the photographer the sculptures’ keen craftsmanship is worth its weight in gold. Taking pictures of the sculptures is a thrill because you know that once they are gone, you’re one of the few people who have a record of them.by