HD video, 1 min 53 sec.

Musings on transience of man made structures over time.
The title refers to a sonnet of romantic poet Percy Shelley from 1818, in which the stone statue of a powerful and proud pharaoh crumbles  into oblivion under the influence of the sand of time.

Time lapse photography, 2D computer animation, compositing and retiming.
Filtered audiorecordings of the inside sounds of a tree moving in the wind, made with contactmicrophones attached under the bark.

Location: Former Central Station Rotterdam.   Tree at   51.544147, 4.814415  a58 near Breda