It was the 80th Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival) in Menton so not surprisingly, this year’s Theme was “Around the World in 80 Days: Menton, the secret stopover“.
Sculptures of everything citrus – like this grandfather’s clock at a supermarket entrance – were on display all around town. ..
Nearly all restaurants and other business establishments have decorated their facades with everything citrus.
…..the world’s most famous sites, a hot air balloon, the face of a clock …
Zooming in for the train’s wheels
The vegetal and lemony hot air balloon!
Menton is the citrus capital of France so most streets lined up with citrus bearing trees. They get heavy with fruits around January…
Another sculpture, London’s Big Ben.
The Big Ben up close
And New York’s Grand Lady…in lemons
Everybody cooperated to make the annual festival a success by putting their own citrus display.
More lemons a-hiding in every corner, too.
Noticeable are the citrus decorations on every restaurant
It’s like there is a lemon display competition going on..
Very welcoming for dining customers
Lemon display for shops, too!
Everywhere you look, it’s raining lemons!
Lemons are widely versatile: they even look good in a tall platter!
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But one day, barely a week after the Festival was over, we saw these same lemons and oranges being loaded on skips!
And the steam train and the whole facade of the Exhibition Grounds were stripped off its yellow and orange fruities!
And only this citrus vendor remains!
Till next year, the 81st Fete du Citron, see you then!