Every two years in August a wonderful flower carpet is displayed on the Grand' Place, the market square of Brussels.
For just three days you can admire this exceptional and ephemeral creation.
There are tourists from all over the world who come to see the flower carpet. Therefore I went very early to be able to take some pictures. At 7.15 I was there and Japonese tourists too ! Of course the cafés around the place were still closed.
And here are the pictures I took this morning.
Each Sunday there is also a flower market on this place
This last picture I was able to take from the balconee of a café which had just opened
The nice inside of the café
and it's terrace
The owner was so kind to invite me to the first floor, where of course I had a nice overlook. Some tourists arrived quickly to have their breakfast or a cup of coffee.
Officially, the first Floral Carpet as its present-day form was created in 1971 on the Grand-Place by the landscape architect E. Stautemans. I showed the flower carpet of 2006 here
If you want to read more about the history and see pictures from the years before please go here.