17 November 2014

#742 Antwerp, Belgium

More about the Grand Place, see received postcard #332.

Every two years in August, an enormous "flower carpet" is set up in the Grand Place for a few days. A million colourful begonias are set up in patterns, and the display covers a full 24 by 77 metres (79 by 253 ft), for area total of 1,800 square metres (19,000 sq ft). The first flower carpet was made in 1971, and due to its popularity, the tradition continued, with the flower carpet attracting a large number of tourists.


Property No #857

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1998

Thank you, Beatrice !

Sent on: November 13, 2014
Received on: November 17, 2014

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