Knock out flower show
January 15, 2013 7:53 AM Subscribe
Stunning floats from holland, made of flowers.
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Scroll down and click on an image for a photo montage of these great designs. The scale of them!
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 in the Netherlands has hosted an annual flower show Bloemencorso, with an average 50,000 visitors descending on the town to look at the brilliant displays.
Creators use dahlias for their breathtaking displays and build gravity defying sculptures of tigers holding cubs in their mouths, leopards chasing antelope, and bejewelled elephants.
Each of the competing districts of Zundert - which was the home of Vincent Van Gogh - construct their own entry and compete in the parade, which occurs every first Sunday in September.
According to those behind Bloemencorso, the parade is all the work of dedicated volunteers, who do not profit from the colourful display.
A staggering six to eight million dahlia flowers are used to produce the floats.