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The Annual ‘Corso Zundert’ Flower Parade Features Radically Designed Floats Adorned with Dahlias

September 5, 2016

Christopher Jobson

All photographs by Malou Evers, Erwin Martens, and Werner Pellis, courtesy Corso Zundert. Founded in 1936, the annual Corso Zundert parade is a celebration of the Netherlands’ most iconic exports: flowers. The event is held every year in the small town of Zundert where 20 teams of volunteers from different hamlets compete for the best designed parade float. More than being covered almost completely in vibrant dahlia flowers, the float…

 

 



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The Annual ‘Corso Zundert’ Parade Honors Van Gogh with Monumental Floats Adorned with Flowers

September 8, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Photo by Erwin Martens Another year, another Corso Zundert (previously), the legendary parade of giant floats adored with thousands of dahlia flowers that twist through the narrow streets of Zundert, Netherlands. This year 19 teams took inspiration from the work of Vincent van Gogh who was born in Zundert 162 years ago. The towering floats borrow colors, motifs, and imagery from van Gogh’s painting including several interpretations of the…

 

 



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Parade Floats Adorned with Thousands of Dahlia Flowers at Corso Zundert 2014

September 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Tiggelaar with Atlas 2.0 (10th place) / Photo by Malou Evers Photo © Omroep Brabant Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Werner Pellis Klein-Zundertse Heikant with Horsepower (1st place) / Photo by Malou Evers Molenstraat with 737 (13th place) / Photo by Malou Evers Photo © Omroep Brabant Poteind with Proud (11th place) / Photo by Werner Pellis Photo © Omroep Brabant Photo © Omroep Brabant Photo © Omroep Brabant Photo…

 

 



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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 Photo © Omroep Brabant Vennus of Milos by Robin Schijfs, Jesse Verheijen and Ton van Beek / Photo © Niels Braspenning Photo © Omroep Brabant Spring Chicken by Kees Oomen / Photo © Niels…

 

 



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Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal

July 9, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” The 2013 competition and exhibition opened June 22 and runs through September 29 at the Montréal…

 

 



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Towering Sculptures Made of Flowers on Display at Bloemencorso, A Flower Parade in Zundert, Netherlands

November 8, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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. That’s right, every float here is made from natural flowers, specifically dahlias. From twisting architectural structures the size of houses to bizarre animatronic birds and puppets, and even animals made from swooping gestures reminiscent of…