Tuesday, August 18, 2015


August 17, 2015

Instead of the biannual flower carpet  this year Brussels presented a "Flowertime" display on the Grand'Place and in the Brussels City Hall. The theme was "Italian Baroque".

Not to be in a huge crowd I arrived early on the Grand'Place and noticed that lots of people had had the same idea as me.

Here is an overlook on the Grand'Place

A long line of people was already standing there and waited that the City Hall door would open at 10 am.

Meanwhile I wandered around

Flower arrangement in yellow

and the details. There were thousands of yellow  roses

It continued with red roses

This was not a pond but a puddle from the rain of the day before

I went inside the City Hall for the first time, although I live in Brussels since 1959 !

Over our heads hang this

 The inner courtyard

We were greated by busts of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth 

On the walls our actual King and Queen and a variety of paintings

The first flower arrangement with details

A huge shoe

and different other creations

Around this painting was this beautiful flower frame

At the entrance to the rooms stood this statue

The first glance inside took my breath away

Flowers everywhere

a tapestry

The ceiling

Entrance to the wedding room

This is the place where inhabitants of Brussels are getting married

A huge table was dressed unfortunately not for me

Everywhere in the staircases were flowers.

From time to time I had a glance through the window and saw more and more people lining up

Then I went out and walked across the place

In the afternoon I took a picture of my screen, the webcam of the Grand'Place showed all the people walking around and an overlook on these streams of flowers.


Mari said...

Ohh it's jawdropping selection of flowers. I wonder how each of them smell. I so adore beautiful flowers.

Missus Wookie said...

Those streams of flowers look so pretty from up high, and down close. I liked the reflection in the puddle too. Such a lovely display of floral arrangements.

Fun60 said...

What a joy to see all those flowers. I love the way they have decorated the city hall. You were wise to get there early as those people must have been queueing for hours.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Truly impressive!

diane b said...

Just amazing what they can do with flowers in your capital.

diane b said...

The inside of the town hall is magnificent but I don't think I would queue for hours.

Anonymous said...

Amazing flowers - I love the yellow roses.

Anonymous said...

Impressive and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Impressive and beautiful.

GreenComotion said...

Very nice photos!
For me, soon as I saw the cobblestone streets and the flowers, I was more than gratified :)
So nice to see street where people can actually walk, wander, without having to worry about automobile traffic.
Have a Beautiful Week, Gattina!
Peace :)

Gracie said...

This is stunning! I don't know if it's more beautiful the arrangement of the flowers or the building itself!

Loree said...

What spectacular arrangements and architecture. It must have been quite an event.


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