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What is normal and what is magical?

The coins glow magically as the sun strikes them at just the right angle.


As Peter Donnelly, the Sand Artist, is working on his creation onlookers can throw money from the Pier.


Young teenage boys throw coins not so much in appreciation, but to prove their accuracy in getting them into the hat. Whatever the reason the Sand Artist appreciates their gifted support.


When Peter has completed his latest creation, he does not rush over and gather up the coins, but makes his way to the Pier so that he can see what everyone else can from that lofty platform. At ground level it is very hard to see the shapes and forms carved in the sand.

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Taken on December 5, 2011