Events in Brussels


Flower  Carpet  2012:  Africa  honoured  at  the  Grand-Place  of Brussels 


Come and admire  the  Flower Carpet  in  the Grand-Place  in Brussels on 15, 16, 
17, 18 and 19 August 2012. 
From 9 am  to 11 pm: a panoramic view  from  the balcony of  the Hotel de Ville 
(except for Sunday 19, closure at 6 pm).  
Every evening at 10.00 pm, 10.30 pm and 11.00 pm: sound and light.  
This summer, you will have the chance to escape to faraway lands, while staying 
at the heart of our capital city. No need  for any philtre or strange potion to get 
there... The magic will work on its own and when you visit the Grand-Place, you 
will  be  transported  to  the  centre  of  a  mysterious  continent:  Africa!  An 
extraordinary  tapestry of  shimmering patterns  recalling designs  from  the  tribes 
of  Ethiopia,  Congo,  Nigeria,  Botswana,  and  Cameroun,  a  harmonious  fusion 
which will carry you away for a magnificent trip. 
 
Such a breath-taking  result  takes months of preparation. Landscape architects, 
technicians  and  hundreds  of  voluntary  participants,  colour  specialists  for  the 
occasion,  took part  in  this most unusual adventure. This extraordinary weaving 
of  begonias  will  be  exhibited  during  5  long  days.  A  mad  challenge  for  an 
unforgettable  event, which you will be able  to admire  from  the Grand-Place or 
the balconies of the town Hall. All roads lead to this multicoloured rendezvous...