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When life hands you lemons, you don’t make lemonade. You have a lemon festival and make tons of giant sculptures out of them instead!

The town of Menton, in France, has started a yearly tradition that has sparked the interest of art lovers and curious people alike. It is said that over 200,000 people attend each year.

This year, the Menton Lemon¬†Festival started on February 12 and it will finish up on March 3. The theme of the citrus festival is ‘Menton Does Cinema’ so naturally, all the lemon (and orange) sculptures relate back to film in some way. From the pictures on Oddity Central, it seems a lot of work has gone into this.

According to the site, chefs from all over the area are huge fans of the lemons because of their sweetness and flavor. I think I’d be more inclined to be a¬†fan of the people who assemble all the lemons into one sculpture! The result is fantastic and this certainly is a new spin on the favorite fruit.

Why can’t we do something cool like this in the US? I’d rather make sculptures than lemonade anyway. Or perhaps we could make lemonade after the sculptures have ripened a bit, eh?

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