Brussels’ La Grand-Place had an outlandish facelift last month. The greyish, gothic central square of Belgian capital was decorated with 1,800 square meter flower carpet created as homage to African traditional tapestry weaving.
Since 1971, Grand Place’s flower carpets are set every two years in August. Hundreds of thousands of colorful begonias are set up in different patterns by volunteers every two years. The carpet designs are planned a year in advance and the whole process follows several stages – from choosing the pattern designs to picking the most beautiful locally-grown begonia flowers.