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In my eternal treasure hunt to find as many things as I can from the movie "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain" I went yesterday to the "Foire du Trone" an annual carnival in Paris that has been taking place for over 1000 years.

In the very end of the film, just after Amélie's dad gets in the cab for the airport, they show a scene very similar to this one. There is a machine that malaxes the guimauve. Guimauve is the taffy type candy in the photo. In the film, there is also these "pommes d'amour" or apples of love, bright candied apples (as well as light bulbs that look just like the ones in my photo).

The guimauve, once taken off the streching machine is hung on hooks, as seen in the right of the frame. It continues to stretch and if not carefully observed and rehung will fall onto the counter. (In the far right of the frame one can see the white chef's coat of the man rehanging guimauve on the hooks out of the frame.

I had considered cloning him out, but decided against it because it is such a unique profession he deserved to be slighty recognized.

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