Thursday, May 12, 2011

Flower Carpet in Brussels

Brussels - Grand Place, Floral Carpet - 200408...The flower carpet in 2008. Image via wiki


Every two years in August, an enormous "flower carpet" is set up in the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels, for a few days. A million colourful begonias are set up in patterns, and the display covers a full 24 by 77 metres (79 by 253 ft), for area total of 1,800 square metres (19,000 sq ft). The first flower carpet was made in 1971, and due to its popularity, the tradition continued, with the flower carpet attracting a large number of tourists.
Each year celebrates a particular theme, such as 2007's Bicentennial of the Leuven Fire Department.
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Flower carpet at the Grand Place
Flower carpet at the Grand Place. Photo by Yabbi


Flower carpet at the Grand Place
Flower carpet at the Grand Place. Photo by Yabby

Flower carpet at the Grand Place
Flower carpet at the Grand Place. Photo by Yabby

Flower Carpet
Flower Carpet. Photo by roblisameehan 

From Brussels with love
From Brussels with love. Photo by e³°°°

My Heart is a Flower (to A.K.)
My Heart is a Flower. Photo by DamienHR. 

Brussels flowercarpet 2008
Brussels flowercarpet 2008. Photo by doegox


Flowercarpet 2008
Flowercarpet 2008. Photo by doegox

Photos via Flickr


Flower Carpet - Videos



Brussels flower carpet 2010 - view from the balcony of La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers belges.



Fireworks and concert on the first festival day. 


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