London's iconic skyline recreated using fruit and veg

We've all seen the pictures of London's skyline - great edifices such as the Palace of Westminster, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London alongside more modern structures such as the Gherkin skyscraper, the London Eye and Canary Wharf.

But seeing the same skyline reproduced in fruit and veg is something entirely different.

To promote healthy eating, Carl Warner and his team of five model makers have painstakingly glued together fruit and veg to create some of the world's most iconic sights.

The Palace of Westminster, where the Houses of Parliament are situated, is made of asparagus, green beans and runner beans.

The appropriately named Gherkin is not made of a gherkin (that would be cheating) but is contructed of melons and green beans.

The city that's good enough to eat: London's iconic skyline recreated using fruit and veg

By Daily Mail Reporter
16th November 2009
Daily Mail

A photographer has recreated London's iconic skyline using 26 different types of fruit and vegetables, with stunning results.

Carl Warner and a team of five model makers spent three weeks crafting the edible panorama and series of landmarks to promote healthy eating.

In the image some of the world's most famous buildings are given a fruity twist and constructed from hundreds of pieced of fruit and veg - all painstakingly glued together.

Edible city: London's skyline has been recreated using fruit and veg as part of a promotional campaign

The Houses of Parliament are built from a mix of asparagus, green beans and runner beans which are subtly 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 renowned spiralling glass frames.

While Nelson's column is cleverly made 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 carefully crafted out of baby plum tomatoes.

Fruity twist: London's Tower Bridge made from runner beans, celery, pineapple and Shredded Wheat

Good enough to eat: The London Eye made from radishes, runner bean, rhubarb and a lemon

The Thames-side lamp posts are also included having being made from onions wrapped in vanilla pods for the lamps, asparagus for the posts and mackerel for the ornate fish plinths.

The spire on St Paul's Cathedral has been constructed from roundels of carrot, yellow and green courgette and baby leeks.

The famous dome designed by Christopher Wren in the 17th century, has been made using a melon, while the impressive columns have been crafted out of baby sweetcorn.

The old and the new: The Gherkin skyscraper was built in 2003, whereas the Tower of London was built by King William I in 1078

Roopa Gulati from the Good Food channel, the company who commissioned the work, said the image was incredible.

She said: 'This is a stunning image has quite literally transformed the London skyline with good food proves that fun with food in a creative and light-hearted way is the way forward'.
I was there last year and I remember being on one of the cherry tomatoes.
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