Gigantic Carpet of 700,000 Begonias in the Grand-Place, Brussels

 - Apr 28, 2009
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Covering 300 meters of ground with close to one million blossoms, The Carpet of Flowers in the Grand-Place, Brussels is truly a site to marvel at.

700,000 vibrant begonias were lain out to look like a giant, brightly colored Medieval style rug, rich in red, yellow, orange, purple and green. It happened last August, but the email with pictures is still circulating today.

"In recent years, the flower carpet has become one of the biggest attractions of Brussels," an email description read. "This year, the flower carpet designed by floral architect Mark Schautteet is inspired by the tapestry of the French Savonnerie, which dates from the 17th century."

The Brussels flower carpet is created every two years; the next is planned for August 12th 2010.