For just a few days this summer the Belgian capital is home once again to the remarkable Flower Carpet. Installed in the city's main square, the Grand Place, this stunning tapestry of flowers measures 77m by 24m and is this year based on African tribal designs. Around 600,000 begonias, of which the Belgian city of Ghent is the world's largest producer, were sewn into a plastic sheet to create the extraordinary piece of art which graces Brussels' main square every two years. The very first example of such a carpet was seen back in 1971 and was the brainchild of landscape architect E. Stautemans who has taken this idea around the world. Visitors wishing to get a bird's eye view of the carpet can do so from the balcony of City Hall.
The Flower Carpet will be on display until this Sunday, 19th August 2012.
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