Monday, August 18, 2008

A weekend in Brussels


When: Saturday 16 August 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Where: Brussels Stock Exchange, Brussels, Belgium

What: Georgians protesting against Russian military action in the region of South Ossetia.


When: Sunday 17 August 2008 @ 4:10 PM

Where: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

What: Panoramic view of the Brussels Flower Carpet, made from some 700,000 begonias. This is a bi-annual event that takes place in the centre of what is possibly the most magnificent square in Europe. Simply stunning!

11 comments:

Shionge said...

Brussels - I love this place, thank you for a walk down memory lane :D

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... that flower carpet is SPECTACULAR!
Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting me! Come back!
Fifi

Mandi said...

that is an amzing display...it would have been wonderful to have seen it....great photo....thanks for sharing...

ShadowFalcon said...

The Carpet is beautiful! I'd lvoe to go to Brussels. Looks like you had fun.

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! That flower carpet is totally amazing!
Brussels appears to be a neat place;)

Tinsie said...

@ Shionge: You are very welcome :-)

@ Fifi Flowers & Mandi: It certainly was pretty impressive. I've wanted to see it for years and I'm really pleased I managed to at last!

@ Shadowfalcon: It only takes 1 hr 50 mins on the Eurostar ;-)

@ Palm Tree Fanatic: It's not the most charming European capital by far, but I quite like it - not least because it has more gorgeous Art Nouveau buildings than you can shake a stick at.

Ropi said...

I was in Brussels 2.5 years ago as a tourist.

Tinsie said...

Did you like it?

Karen said...

W.O.W.

Indie said...

Awesome! What a beautiful creation! Brussels looks like an amazing city full of history. I'll keep it in mind for a future trip.

Tinsie said...

@ Karen: Indeed :-)

@ Indie: Another idea for your travel list hehe :-D