26 February 2009

La Fête du Citron (Music of the World) - Jazz


Made of oranges and lemons, the Mississippi River Boat represents New Orleans jazz and plunges us into the world of Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer.

As you walk around the static displays in Jardin Bioves, you hear different music from each display.

Can you hear the jazz today?


19 comments:

  1. I wish I could hear the jazz today, it would be great!

    The next camera you need to get Jilly is one with a sound recorder. Why don't you speak to Olivier of Evry DP about it? He always has some great little videos to show LOL

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  2. de plus en plus impressionnant et bravo pour l'imagination. Nous voila sur le Mississipi a écouter du Jazz. Avec tous les détails. BRAVO

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  3. It's a fine fascimile of riverboats.

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  4. It's amazing! All these "constructions" are awesome, beautiful pics!

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  5. This reminds me of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, where all of the floats have to be covered 100% in flowers, fruit, or other organic material.

    Your comment about the fruit coming from Spain for the French fruit festival reminds me of a story I heard on a trip to Italy in 1973. There is an eternal flame at the monestery of Montecasino to commemorate the victims of the terrible battle there during World War II. Each province of Italy takes turns, one year at a time, to supply the olive oil to burn in the eternal flame.

    When it came time for a northern province of Italy to supply the olive oil for a year, they did not have locally grown olive oil because it is too cold there for olive trees. So, what did they do for this sacred Italian patriotic site? They bought olive oil from Greece because it was cheaper than Italian olive oil.

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  6. I like these photos, Jilly!!You also teach us how Oranges and Lemons can on certain occasions be used in an ornamental manner, tather than using them as they do in the city of Ivrea during the yearly carnival festivities, where literally tons of oranges are being thrown from and to the carnival waggons passing through the main street.
    Today, with the world necessity of food, that sort of use seems to be out of place to me.
    The ornamental use is different...
    Cheers from sunny Arona, Jilly!!

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  7. Wow, when the world gives you lemons, make...boats. Fantastic photos!

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  8. Wow that is a whole of lemons used in decorating the ship. It looked so fantastic.

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  9. Almost. My husband's humming "Singing in the Rain" so I'm distracted ;D

    Another amazing creation! I can almost see the paddles moving.

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  10. I grew up in a city on the Mississippi River and this looks pretty authentic to me. I am just amazed at how this is done.

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  11. I am amazed, each year, by the variety of "things" created by these artists in oranges and lemons. Is there an artist or group of artists who come up with each design and then allow anybody who wants to build it use their plans?

    Abraham Lincoln said, "Hello," all the way from Brookville, Ohio in the U.S.A. And his wife of 53 years said hello too.

    Pat and Abe Lincoln
    Brookville, Ohio

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  12. It's this time of the year again.. Great it means the end of winter with those beautiful colors...
    I can imagine the music but what about the wonderful smell of the fruits??!!

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  13. Very appropriate for the time of year and at the start of Lent. The citrus floats look good enough to eat:)

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  14. When I look at your pictures of the Lemon Festival, compared to mine, your sky is so deep blue, mine is so white and sad. We were visiting in the afternoon. Too much light at this time of the day.

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  15. That is quite an achievement and very beautiful.

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  16. Just lovely. Can you tell what the blue "water" is made of?

    Costa Rica Dave: I thought of the Rose Parade too!

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  17. Blognote, they sell off the fruit at the end of it all for jams and for orange and lemon wine.

    Catherine, I think these displays are difficult to photograph. Whilst I got bright blue sky in the morning, in some ways the light was too harsh. I went back during the afternoon to get some that didn't work in this bright morning light and mostly I was very disappointed.

    Petrea, short answer is I don't know but it looks like small pieces of shiny blue chips, perhaps made of plastic?

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  18. These images are incredible. I will have to point people in the direction of this, they think I've lost the plot when I said they really are made of oranges.

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