The event is held on the first Sunday of September, which fell on 1st day of the month this year. Twenty gigantic flower sculptures took over the town on Sunday, mesmerizing thousands of spectators, young and old. Every year, Zundert manages to brush off the old-fashioned atmosphere that comes with the word ‘flower parade’ by presenting spectacular and modern dahlia creations to its audience. From statuesque Esher-like floats, to playful designs about funfairs. In Zundert, flower floats aren’t just pretty but they contain movement, can be blown up, frozen in ice or besmirched in paint.
This year’s winning float was titled ‘Gekkengoud’ by Laer-Akkermolen, designed by Steven van Erck and Stefan van Steen. A float about the Aztec ruler that had himself gilded. The Spanish believed that whoever looked at him would slowly become mad. Oro Loco they called it, ‘maddening gold’.
We have a handful of pictures from this year’s event. Photos by Niels Braspenning and Malou Evers.
Official website: www.corsozundert.nl
Via Amusing Planet