September 4th, 2013

Bloemencorso Flower Parade

Bloemencorso Flower Parade
Bloemencorso (голландский) обозначает «цветочный парад», «цветочное зрелище» или «цветочная процессия».
В этом параде - платформы на колёсах (praalwagens), автомобили и (в некоторых случаях) лодки великолепно украшеные цветочными скульптурами, в сопровождении музыки, представления проходят по многим городам фламандской Бельгии и Нидерландов и каждый год парад имеет свои темы и характер.


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Charm School

Two delicate flowers of Southern womenhood were conversing on the porch swing of a large white pillow mansion.

The first women said, "When My first child was born, my husband built this beautiful mansion for me."

The second women responded, "Well, isn't that nice."

The first woman continued, "When my second child was born, my husband bought me that fine Cadillac you see parked in the driveway."

Again the second women commented, "Well, isn't that nice."

The first women boasted, "Then, when my third child was born, my husband bought me an exquisite diamond bracelet."

Yet, again the second women commented, "Well, isn't that nice."

The first women ask her companion, "What did your husband buy for you when you had your first child.?"

The second women replied, "My husband sent me to charm school."

The first women cried, "Charm School, what on earth for?"

The second women responded, "So instead of saying: " I don't give a shit", I learned to say... 'Well, isn't that nice.' "