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A Cinderella mural made of pumpkins and gourds

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 01:14

October 23 - Some people carve pumpkins for Halloween, but a pumpkin patch in the UK uses the orange fruits to create a giant mural.

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When the clock struck midnight -Cinderella's carriage turned into a pumpkin. Or in this case, it was made of pumpkins. The mural is part of an annual October tradition at this pumpkin patch in Slindon, a sleepy English village. Owner Robin Upton says putting together the display is no easy feat. SOUNDBITE: Creator of Pumpkin mural display Robin Upton saying (English): "Well first of all we had to put the framework up at near enough the precise angle, otherwise certain things start rolling and then we have to put hay underneath it." The mural is designed using nearly one thousand fruits and it is drawing the attention of tourists and passersby. SOUNDBITE: Visitor Mary Lyons saying (English): "We come here expecting just to see a few pumpkins, but it's just art; its sheer art!" SOUNDBITE: Visitor Henry Marshall, saying (English): "It's a really imaginative use of all the different colours of the different pumpkins to make the picture and I don't know where the person who does it gets their ideas from, but he's really very good, very clever."

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A Cinderella mural made of pumpkins and gourds

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 01:14