Garden of Earthly Delights

02_bwc4628

Each June since 2010, the waterways in the Dutch city  of ‘s-Hertogenbosch —aka Den Bosch—have been the venue for one of the Netherland’s most surreal and wonderful events. Inspired by the macabre work of local painter Hieronymus Bosch, local creatives from various disciplines—music, art, dance, theater, architecture—along with hundreds of volunteers build delightfully weird floats that are paraded through the city.

Beginning tonight, and again on Saturday and Sunday, the water-borne parade with thrill the crowds of spectators lining the River Dommel. Since Den Bosch is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death all this year, the parade is expected to be a lollapalooza. Here are some photos and a video from last year’s parade. The Bosch Parade website should have images and videos up by Sunday.

14_bwc7461

15_bwc1542

13_bwc6160179

11_bwc1515

09_bwc5447

06_bwc5414

10_bwc4863

07_bwc7316

03_bwc4728

04_bwc6222

02_bwc6165

01_bwc4688

01_bwc4684

This entry was posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Music, Theater, Tourism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Garden of Earthly Delights

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s