800k Begonia Carpet Brightens up Brussels

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The heart of Brussels is now ornamented by a vast carpet with a colorful pattern, made from more than 800,000 begonias.

Brussels Grand Place Carpet 2010

The cobbled stone floor of Brussels’ famous Grand Place has sprung a flower due to a biennal tradition that was initiated in 1971 in honor of begonia, Belgium’s favorite flower. Most tourists go to the Grand Place to enjoy the view, but there are many begonia carpets right now all over Belgium.

Brussels Grand Place Carpet 2010

The present carpet spread over 2,000 m2 is adorned by various logos intending to symbolize the Belgian presidency of the European Union. Each square meter holds about 300 begonias individually placed by more than 100 craftsmen.

Brussels Grand Place Carpet 2010

Brussels Grand Place Carpet 2010

Source of the image: Brussels.