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A rather large sandcastle 一座大沙堡

STAFF WRITER, WITH AGENCIES

A family admires a giant monument made of sand at the Sand festival Ruhr at Lake Kemnade in Bochum, Germany, July 30, 2007. 一家人在七月三十日參觀德國波鴻肯納德湖舉辦的魯爾沙雕節時,對一座巨大的沙雕作品驚駭不已。

PHOTO: AP

The sculpture in the photograph is made entirely of sand. It was built by 12 artists from 4 different countries. It is 10m high and it took 300 tons of sand to build it.

The sculpture, called The myth of Odysseus is part of a sand festival held in western Germany. Sand sculpting festivals are held in many different countries. In Travemuende, north Germany, they hold one every year. The theme for this year's festival is "A journey through time."

Even though the festival is held on a beach, the sculptures aren't made out of the sand from the beach. Special sand is brought from Berlin. The special sand is much easier to mold, and sticks together much better. This year the organizers brought 9,000 tons of sand to Travemuende.

More than 70 sculptors from 15 different countries have helped make the display in Travemuende. The festival will run until Sep. 2.

圖片中的雕塑完全是用沙子作成的。這是由十二位來自四個不同國家的藝術家聯手打造的。這座城堡有十尺高並且耗費三百噸沙子製成。

名為「奧德修斯神話」的雕塑品,是在德國西部舉行的沙雕節中參展的作品之一。沙雕節在許多國家舉行。德國北部小鎮特拉弗明德每年都舉辦沙雕節。今年沙雕節的主題是「穿越時光之旅」。

雖然沙雕節是在沙灘上舉行,但是沙雕作品的沙子並非來自沙灘上的沙。特製的沙是從柏林運送來的。這種特製的沙較容易塑形而且有較高的黏度。今年主辦單位運送九千噸特製的沙到拉弗明德。

七十多位來自十五個不同國家的雕塑家在拉弗明德秀出各自的作品。本次沙雕節將持續到九月二日。(翻譯:林亞蒂)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. sculpture n.

雕塑 (diao1 su4)

例: My aunt has an amazing sculpture of a horse in her hallway.

(我阿姨家的門廳有一個了不起的馬形雕塑品。)

2. mold v.i/v.t.

塑形 (su4 xing2)

例: You can mold playdough into lots of different shapes.

(妳可以將紙黏土捏成許多不同的形狀。)

3. organizer n.

主辦人 (zhu3 ban4 ren2)

例: My dad is one of the organizers of our school fair.

(我父親是我們校慶的主辦人之一。)


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