Every two years for a five tantalizing days, the Grand Place in Brussels becomes filled with begonias. This year, some 600,000 blooms grown in and around Ghent paid tribute to the multi-colored patterns of Africa. The entire flower carpet takes roughly four hours to assemble by a massive team of dedicated gardeners. The tradition began in the early 1970s by local landscape artist E. Stautemans.
More photos after the jump.