Flower Parade Beware - Other Colour Pics… 1955

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    Lisse, Holland.

    Low angle M/S of a floral sculpture. Only a huge head with top hat and a bust are seen. M/S of the people creating another floral arrangement. Camera tilts up to reveal a floral design on the top. It looks like a huge floral hill with a stylised gate on the top. Low angle M/S of the two men working on another, quite similar floral arrangement.

    People of the Dutch town Lisse have a floral parade and "by the time the parade is due, every home, garden and street is covered in a colourful mantle of petals... flower models and mosaics which line the route... while bicycles, motor cars and even people are decoratively arrayed!"

    M/S of the people creating floral mosaic in front of their house. L/S of the people putting finishing touches on their creation. They have made a child sledging and a skier on a slope covering a huge front yard in white petals - it looks unreal. L/S of the town street decorated with flags. People are seen going to the parade. Some bicycles, cars and even people are decorated.

    Finally - the parade. It looks unreal. These are not flower arrangements, they are flower sculptures. The first is a man with glasses signing the register. Bride and groom are seen behind him and sculpture's name is - The Best Man. Following sculpture is a windmill. Sculptures to follow are as brilliant as those described.

    There are Neptune, sirens, fishes, pigeons, lovers, Royal palace, bride... all those are the sculptures seen on this amazing parade.

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    01:04:46:00 / 01:08:07:00
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