Monday, July 17, 2006

Wonderland, Sand

So, recently I saw this movie called "Next Stop Wonderland." In the end, the main characters take the Boston Blue Line train all the way to the end, to Wonderland, and end up at the beach. Since then I've been wanting to check it out. Turns out the beach is Revere Beach (which boasts being the first public beach in America), and this weekend they had their annual sand-sculpting competition, so I figured it was a good day to check it out. So, with not too long a T ride, I got out to the beach and got to check out some pretty cool sand sculptures. You can see my favorite here.


Blogger crystal said...

I've never seen sand sculptures before - cool! Mark, are you "Fondofsnape"?

3:28 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hi Crystal.


'Next Stop Wonderland' was a terrific and underappreciated movie.

Those are great sand sculptures, even though the "mud" at Revere Beach is a little bit dicey... I used to help out with the construction of sand sculptures now and then up at Crane's Beach at Ipswich, near where they filmed 'The Scarlet Letter'. Much better quality of sand up there, perfect for sand sculptures, but the horseflies bite hard. :-)

8:01 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Sorry, not 'The Scarlet Letter'. It was 'The Crucible'.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

PLEASE--I'm begging ovah heah--tell me the name of your favorite sand sculpture was Triumph of Faith Over Heresy.



1:23 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


Though I do like Alan Rickman, I am not said "fondofsnape."


Glad you corrected yourself. Helped me to get that awful "Scarlet Letter with a happy ending" out of my Brian. The Crucible was a much better rendering of the original!


Actually, it's called "misery."

2:31 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Make that "brain"--don't know what happened there?!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Well, RATS.


P.S. The "brian/brain" thing made me laugh...sounded kinda dermatological. "Doc! Quick! Brian is breaking out in red letters!"

5:24 PM  
Blogger angelmeg said...

I loved that movie. My favorite parts were the fish adventure and the three guys all using the same dumb quote (or missquote actually) on her on their respective dates.

I usually try to catch it when they show it on IFC but it doesn't happen very often sadly.

5:28 PM  

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