Bloemencorso 2012; Things the Dutch do with Flowers
When you think of Holland, what comes to mind? Clogs? Drugs? A lesser known, typical Dutch phenomenon is known as the flower. Flowers you ask? Yes flowers! They are Holland’s most pride possession and the tulip, although originally from Turkey, has become the nation’s symbol.
As flowers are so typical Dutch, there are some blossom events held every year. One of Europe’s greatest events takes place at the end of August every year in a small Dutch village called Zundert. Known as the Bloemencorso, this parade of flower decorated floats is amazing! I had a chance to visit it this year when showing around some friends from Russia. Check out some amazing pictures I shot there! Can you believe these amazing constructions are covered in real flowers?
I found a dead beetle once in Malaysia, this looks rather alive!
Let’s fly out of here! Let’s start anew in a place when we travel there covered in flowers!
It’s really amazing how the floats in this parade reach above the houses. There is definitely no lack of creativity to be found as well. The below float won the price this year. It’s ingenuity lies in the hairs that go in and out of the monster’s ‘skin’ and the nails that grow, transforming the man into a beast.
Doesn’t sound so scary when you think about it. What? Yeah, a giant flowery man! Real scary!
What’d you think? Would you visit the Bloemencorso?