These are no ordinary sandcastles!

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Teams of architects, designers, engineers and contractors unleashed their tools on East Beach in Galveston for what is considered one of the world&#39;s largest sandcastle competitions, held on June 5, 2010.  The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects &#40;AIA&#41; sponsors this annual contest where some 80 teams had their eyes &#40;and shovels&#41; set on winning the prestigious &#39;Golden Bucket&#39; award.</span></div>
June 7, 2010 9:18:17 AM PDT