Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oranges and lemons....


Menton has just finished celebrating 80 years of the Festival de Citron, and so of course the theme of the celebrations just had to be Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days". Alongside each structure sculpted from thousands of oranges and lemons was a quotation from the famous journey of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout...Just remember everything you are about to see is made entirely from citrus fruit!! You can  follow in Fogg's footsteps from India....


.....to China


.....to New York


....to London


....to Thailand


.....all aboard the different forms of transport used by the travelling pair to win their bet...


Happy 80th birthday Menton - a festival not to be missed!! Enjoy!



6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what an incredible festival and those are so awesome!! Never seen anything like them before! Fantastic and so are your captures for the day, Catherine!! Thanks for sharing the color, the blue skies and the fun!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

those are amazing - what happens to all the fruit afterwards?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I have the same question as Crafty Green Poet. I really hope the answer is that the fruit is composted and used to grow more crops, although I somehow doubt it...

Peter Olson said...

After a long absence, I noted that you also have made an interesting trip under blue skies!

When it comes to Menton, I hope that you met the charming Jilly!

Vane M. said...

Devem ter sido usadas muitas laranjas e limões...lindas esculturas, beijos!

Catherine said...

Thanks for the comments - much appreciated