Monday, May 11, 2009

Grand Place - Brussels

Every 2 years, on the 15th of August, the city of Brussels produces an enormous carpet of flowers in the center of the Grand Place (Grote Markt in Dutch), the city’s central market square. This photo from 2008 shows 700,000 begonias forming an intricate design.

The Grand Place of French-speaking Brussels is the location of the city’s Town Hall, La Maison du Roi and many ornate Guild Houses. The entirety of the Grand Place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most glorious town squares in all of Europe.

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