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December 15, 2012

Towers of Flower Power: Where blooms get big — REAL big


From Colossal:




Aside from being consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in on Earth, file this as reason #4,123 to stop by the Netherlands: Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers in Zundert.


That's right, every float here is made from natural flowers, specifically dahlias.


From twisting architectural structures the size of houses to bizarre animatronic birds and puppets, and even animals made from swooping gestures reminiscent of graffiti, Bloemencorso seems to have a little bit of everything.


Despite the relatively small nature of Zundert (a small town north east of Belgium with a population of about 20,000) the variety of and ingenuity of these sculptures seems to know no bounds.


You can see videos on the event website and in this gallery.


Want to see it in person? You'll need to wait until next year, September 1 and 2 of 2013.


Above, a video of this year's event.

[via  Virginia Moore]

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yet another reason to visit the Netherlands...

Posted by: Terrence | Dec 15, 2012 8:15:39 PM

They are all great, but a Giraffe Medusa Float, way out of the box!!!

Posted by: JoePeach | Dec 15, 2012 6:19:31 PM

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