When life gives you lemons… take photos!

The Lemon Art Exhibition Tour in Madrid / All photos belong to www.travelooney.dk

Madrid: Let’s face it, we’re all going through difficult and worrying times right now, and we need to look for anything that can brighten up our days and make us see things from a fresh perspective.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. A famous saying that fits extremely well right now. We have to try and make the most of a difficult situation.

Life as a travel writer definitely isn’t easy at the moment, but when the streets of Madrid suddenly gives you 8 giant lemons, I say… it’s time for a photo hunt!

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As part of a clever campaign for Spanish lemons (supported by the European Union), the Lemon Art Exhibition Tour has brought these giant lemons to Madrid’s fashionable Salamanca neighbourhood. Here, they will be on display from November 11-25.

To find them, simply follow Calle Serrano from Puerta de Alcalá, and you will come across them all on a short walk.

The lemons each weigh 330 kilos and they have been decorated by artists from Spain, France and Germany. And after leaving the Spanish capital, they will be touring the country (Murcia, Malaga and Valencia), before heading abroad to Berlin and Paris.

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This moveable open-air gallery is part of a larger campaign that includes cooking shows and sports events too with the aim of promoting Spanish grown lemons and their qualities. Honestly, we can all use a vitamin C boost in these Covid-19 times.

Spain is Europe’s top producer of organic lemons and one of the biggest players on the market worldwide. A year-round production keeps thousands of workers in jobs and thereby helps to keep rural areas of Spain alive.

Enjoy this vitamin-walk through Calle Serrano…

The 8 lemon artists are: Amparo Alegría Pellicer, Elizabeth Junghans, José Antoine Zaragoza, Linda de Sousa, Manuela Picó Martín, Mario Villarroel Sierraalta, Mayte Spínola, Rosa Gallego Del Peso and Juan Rafael Alonso.

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By Brian Schæfer Dreyer