Belgium / Photo of the Week

Roll Out the Carpet

Every other year Brussels rolls out a magic carpet made of flowers, celebrating the breathtaking beauty of begonias, the region’s horticultural highlights. The carpet is built overnight and requires over 300 blossoms per square meter (about 100 per square foot), showcasing the wide variety of hues the flowers come in. To see the biennial event is a rare opportunity, especially considering that each and every design has its unique blueprint used on a single occasion. Although the magic lasts only as long as the flowers themselves, for a couple of days the Grand Place is bathed in color and light, to then disappear again overnight, and be replaced by the usual street artists.

This post is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Rare.
For more pictures visit my gallery here.

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