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December 15, 2012

Towers of Flower Power: Where blooms get big โ€” REAL big

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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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