Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Brussels in Bloom: The Flower Carpet at the La Grand Place

The La Grand Place featured in this postcard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO website describes this famous square in Brussels, Belgium as:
"a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial center."

The building in the center is known as the Maison du Roi (King's House). It was was built on the site of the first cloth and bread markets, so the building is still also referred to as the Broodhuis (Breadhouse).

I am certain you'd notice the colorful carpet in front of the Maison du Roi. Every other year, in the month of August, an enormous carpet of begonias is set up in Belgium's most famous square. The one on the photo is the flower carpet set up in 2006. (To read more about Belgium's flower carpet, head on to this site.)

The fauna and flora stamps that came with the postcard are simply awesome!

Dankje, Raquel!

Wishing you happy journeys...

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  1. The King's House is amazing while the flower carpet is unbelievably pretty. I can only imagine how many heads of begonias were used, how many pairs of hands and hours did it take to create this wonderful centrepiece. The stamps are awesome, too. I have only a few postcards from Belgium and really keen to adding some more in my collection.

  2. The flower carpet is really a nice veiw to behold. It's very colorful!

  3. Amazing flower carpet!!I wish I could see it in personal!( gosh,hanggang tingin na lang ako sa postcard lol)^_^

    Thanks for dropping by sistah!

  4. Wow the carpet is so huge and colorful...Happy PP!

  5. Indeed, the flower carpet is amazing!
    Thanks for dropping by, everyone!

  6. Such an intricate carpet creation.

    Beautiful card!