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Giant Sculptural Floats Covered in Flowers from Corso Zundert 2013

September 3, 2013

Christopher Jobson


Bubblegum by Gerard van Erk, Jack Nouws and Brian Boot / Photo © Omroep Brabant


It Wasn’t Me by Erik van Elsacker, Aart-Jan Borrias and René Jochems / Photo © Omroep Brabant


Crazy Gold by Steven van Erck and Stefan van Steen / Photo © Niels Braspenning


Vennus of Milos by Robin Schijfs, Jesse Verheijen and Ton van Beek / Photo © Niels Braspenning


Spring Chicken by Kees Oomen / Photo © Niels Braspenning


Tricked by Jos van Aert and Erwin Braspenning / Photo © Niels Braspenning


Monsters by Sander van Hooydonk, Fedde van Erk and Gijs Leijdekkers / Photo © Niels Braspenning


Gordel by Roy Verdaesdonck and Niek van den Broek / Photo © Omroep Brabant

It’s the biggest time of year for the small town of Zundert in the Netherlands. Twenty gigantic floats were paraded through the city as part of Corso Zundert (previously), an annual flower parade that sees teams of designers and artisans compete to build the most original sculpture covered almost completely with dahlia flowers.

Several floats appearing in Corso Zundert this year contained moving parts, including the winner, Crazy Gold, that had some 53 moving components. You can see a ranking of this years competitors over on Croso Zundert, videos on YouTube, and many more photos courtesy Omroep Brabant.



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