Thursday, 14 August 2008

Floral Carpet

The bi-annual Brussels Flower Carpet has become a major event for locals and tourists alike. In preparation for the opening teams of eager planters worked throughout the day to lay the intricate pattern of this year's design, La Savonnerie, based on designs from 18th century French tapestries.

The event only lasts for three days and the highlight for many is the sound and light shows in the evening when colours dance across the Grand Place, accompanied this time by an original score from Belgian composer Gregoire Dune.

1 comment:

zoe said...

I have to admit to have become bored of the flower carpet, but this photo showing the construction of the design is very interesting. Good photos!