Flower Carpet Brightens Up Brussels's Grand Palace

Posted by Chantel Delulio on August 12, 2016 at 2:50:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

Flower Carpet

While Brussels’s Grand-Place boasts beautiful architecture, it can’t be denied that its color palette is a little on the muted side. But for four days every two years, the city’s central square blooms with a colorful floral carpet. The Brussels Flower Carpet was first made in 1971 and was so popular that it became a beloved tradition. This year’s iteration features a carpet made up of 600,000 flowers and was designed by Fuji Suzuki, a young Japanese artist, in celebration of Belgium’s diplomatic relationship with Japan. The construction of the carpet started on August 12th and will be on display through the 15th.

When you’re done checking out the Grand-Place discover everything Brussels has to offer with the Brussels Travel Guide.

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Photo Credit: Wim Vanmaele

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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