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Swell Sculpture festival
Australia

Swell Sculpture festival at Currumbin beach, Australia.

Every year scupltures are exhibited all along the beach.

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's iconic coast locations.

Copyright: Rich Powell
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6014x3007
Taken: 11/09/2009
Hochgeladen: 20/12/2009
Aktualisiert: 03/03/2015
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Tags: sculpture; beach; sand; sea; coast; currumbin; gold; queensland; australia
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