Fenway Park got perhaps its most unique birthday present this weekend. The Boston landmark, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, was honored with the creation of a sand sculpture in its image this weekend at the Revere Beach Sand Sculpture contest.
The sculpture included many of the most revered characteristics of Fenway -- everything from the hand-operated scoreboard to the Green Monster himself. It also had eight sculpted baseball cards with the likenesses of some of the franchise's most storied players.
The 20-foot tall Fenway tribute was the centerpiece of the ninth annual sculpture contest.
"That's 100 tons of sand," said Meredith Corson, co-coordinator of the sand-sculpture contest. "One ton for each year."
Here's a neat, behind-the-scenes showcase of the event:
For more photos from the event, see here.
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