21.11.09

FRUITY
SKYLINE

London's skyline has been recreated using
fruit as part of a promotional campaign.

Photographer Carl Warner, famous for his foodscapes,
and a team of five model makers spent three weeks
crafting the scene using hundreds of pieces of fruit
and veg - all painstakingly glued together.

The Houses of Parliament are built from a mix of
asparagus, green beans and runner beans which
are mixed with baby sweetcorn to depict
the intricate stonework.

The Gherkin, found in the Square mile, is cunningly
crafted out of two types of melon and embedded
with green beans to highlight its
spiralling glass frames.


Nelson's column is cleverly constructed from a
cucumber, baby courgettes and a carrot with a
monkey nut and almond stuck on to it.
Other
high profile London landmarks given a
makeover include The London Eye which
has green beans as spokes and its pods
made out of baby plum tomatoes.


It even features the Thames-side lampposts which
are made from onions wrapped in vanilla pods
for the lamps, asparagus for the posts and
mackerel for the ornate fishplinths.

The spire on St Paul's Cathedral (above) has been
given a fruity new look after it was created from
roundels of carrot, yellow and green courgette
and baby leeks.
The famous dome has been made
using a melon, while the impressive columns
have been crafted out of baby sweetcorn.


Roopa Gulati from the Good Food channel, the
company who commissioned the work, said the
image represents how fruit and vegatables can
be used imaginatively in the diet.


He said ''This stunning image has quite literally
transformed the London skyline with good food
and it proves that fun with food in a creative
and light-hearted way is the way forward''.


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