Fantastic Dutch Flower Parade

The Dutch Think Big!

Beautiful Dutch Dahlias

Beautiful Dutch Dahlias

Thanks to Linda V. for sharing this great story. What began in 1936 as a flower parade has become the oldest and most celebrated ode to blooms in Europe. Ever since its inception, Zundert, the home of Vincent Van Gogh,  in the Netherlands has hosted the annual flower show known as Bloemencorso on the first Sunday of every September. An average of  50,000 visitors descend on the town to look at the brilliant displays. Creators use only dahlias for their breathtaking displays of gravity defying sculptures.

Take a look at these wonderful photos.

Flowers have been meticulously placed to create the giraffes, including their eyelids and neck hair.

Flowers have been meticulously placed to create the giraffes, including their eyelids and neck hair.

A fantastic city out of this world.

A fantastic city out of this world.

The curious meerkats are brought to life.

The curious meerkats are brought to life.

An elaborate fish display where a shoal of fish whirl around each other.

An elaborate display where a shoal of fish whirl around each other.

A huge rhinoceros made of delicate flowers.

A huge rhinoceros made of delicate flowers.

Bossie in bloom!

Bossie in bloom!

Designers makes huge efforts to outdo one another so they can create sculptures like his huge organ.

Designers make huge efforts to outdo one another by creating giant sculptures like his huge organ.

A gravity-defying tiger and her cubs.

A gravity-defying tiger and her cubs.

 

 

 

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