Flower carpet blooms in Brussels

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The flower carpet illuminated at night for sound and light show The flower carpet illuminated at night for sound and light show

More than 600.000 begonias are used to make the magnificent flower carpet covering 1800 m² of the Grand Place in Brussels. For this 19th edition of Brussels flower carpet, colourful begonias and dahlias skillfully arranged in geometric patterns inspired from Anatolian kilims mark the 50th anniversary of Turkish immigration in Belgium. Despite the rain, 100 volunteers from Ghent home to these reputed begonias continue to finish “weaving” the intricate designs. Freshly picked, 300 are needed per square metres. A variety of begonias, dahlias and blue coloured barks chips comes in striking colours transforming into a fabulous hues of colours. Here are some images during the making of the flower carpet. Boxes of flowers waiting to be used …

The inhabitants of Ghent placing begonia flowers, working throughout the afternoon in spite of the rain …

At nightfall, the flower…

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