Kristiansand sandsymposium 3
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Kristiansand sandsymposium 3

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This is sand sculptures made for the city by nationally and internationally artists and sculptures. Its an annually event that lasts until august.

http://www.sandskulptur.org/

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A: Kristiansand sandsymposium

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B: Kristiansand sandsymposium 2

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C: Winter in East Harbour/Gravane

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 100 meters away

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D: Fish market Kristiansand

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 150 meters away

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E: Sandens shopping mall

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F: Kristiansand Sandens mall

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G: Mcdonalds Kristiansand

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H: Moon aboveTresse

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I: Clarion hotel Ernst

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J: Christiansholm fortress

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