Massive sandcastle Minas Tirith awaits the approaching onslaught of waves

Artist Joseph Alvernaz created this 10-foot-tall by 12-foot-wide replica of Gondor's capital city without adhesives, using only sand, water, and a single brace to reinforce the top tower. (Birds kept hitting it.) He says this was his first major sand sculpture, but it's impressive enough that we can almost believe… »3/10/13 7:00pm3/10/13 7:00pm