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Souvenir of the 2016 flower carpet
From tomorrow, August 16th to August 19th, you'll have the opportunity to discover the famous Brussels Flower Carpet on the Grand-Place
This year it is devoted to Guanajuato, a Mexican region with an exceptionally rich culture and flower tradition. The perfect time to also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Grand-Place becoming a Unesco World Heritage
OVER 500,000 FLOWERS!
The Flower Carpet is 75 m long by 24 m wide. 1,800 m2 of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark.
A hundred volunteers assemble the carpet in less than eight hours.
The first Flower Carpet of Brussels was created in 1971 by the belgian landscape architect Etienne Stautemas
Good morning Brussels!! Weve tried to answer why this building seems to be under perpetual construction.
At the end of the Second World War, on the eve of the liberation of Brussels, the retreating Germans started a fire in the Palace of Justice in order to destroy it. As a result, the cupola collapsed and part of the building was heavily damaged. By 1947 most of the building was repaired and the cupola was rebuilt two and a half metres higher than the original.