Every other summer since 1986, Brussels, Belgium hosts Le Tapis de Fleurs (Flower Carpet) at La Grand-Place. Flower Power in Brussels, a video by filmmaker Joerg Daiber captures the volunteers from 2018 as they arrange the colorful flowers—more than 500,000 fragrant begonias and dahlias, along with grass and bark—into the planned design. Via Wikipedia:
In 2018, the carpet featured cultural elements from the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, including symbolism from the Chupícuaro, Otomí and Purépecha cultures. In addition to the begonias, the carpet included dahlias, the national flower of Mexico.
The tilt-shift effect makes them and the flower carpet look miniaturized. Daiber filmed the footage from buildings around the Grand Place, including the 90 meter (295 foot) high tower of Brussels’ Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall).
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