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



By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 12:50 PM on 16th November 2009




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. article-0-0738EA9E000005DC-290_634x387.jpg

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.



article-0-0738E1BB000005DC-749_634x552.jpg Fruity twist: London's Tower Bridge made from runner beans, celery, pineapple and Shredded Wheat



article-0-0738E37A000005DC-720_634x800.jpg 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.


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'.

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