This fruit sculpture sits at the entrance to the town of Cromwell in Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand and is a clue to all people that come here that this area is known for its fruit production and fruit industry.
The town of Cromwell is situated in an area that is known as the Upper Clutha, and is surrounded by two rivers and is known for its fertile valleys and the ability to grow things in this ideal environment. It was first discovered by the Maori hunters and then was home to European settlers for a while, and is now home to a population that welcomes visitors to this place of plenty with an almost central location on the South Island and a nice climate.
Cromwell contains a lot of vineyards as well as fruit orchards, but their major industry today is fruit production, which is why this fruit sculpture is fitting for the sign that sits outside the entrance to their town. Summer is of course the best time to take advantage of the fruit production and there are many fruit stalls set up for tourists and residents to sample the delicious fruit.
The fruit that is most commonly grown here, due to the similar Mediterranean climate, are apricots, nectarines, cherries, apples and peaches, and visitors are encouraged to visit one of the many orchards for themselves and pick their own fruit. There is sometimes nothing better than feeling the sun on your face and smelling the fresh fruit around you and holding a ripe peach in your hand that you picked yourself.
Fruit sculpture at the entrance to the town of Cromwell in Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 35mm.
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