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Brussels Flower Carpet

For a few days every two years, the beautiful Grand Place in the centre of Brussels is transformed into a gigantic carpet of fresh begonias, intricately worked into a themed pattern. In 2006 the tapestry was inspired by the Middle Ages, with the flowers arranged on rotating platforms to form a giant kaleidoscope of 'rose windows'. Past designs have included scenes from Belgium folklore and mythology, the Brussels Coat of Arms, and Turkish rugs. Work begins a year in advance with scale models and detailed plans, and the multi-coloured end result is well worth it. The multi-coloured carpet can best be viewed from the balcony of the City Hall. Contact the Brussels Tourist Information on +32 (0)2 513 8940 for more information.

Venue: Grand Place

Date: 14 - 17 August 2014

Website: www.flowercarpet.be