Mar 13, 2010

ROUND ROBINS - Look up, Look down





Looking up



to a decorated balconee




to the ceiling of the ruins of an Abbey

Looking down



on Brussels from the Atomium



same



to the flower carpet at the Grand'Place in Brussels

17 comments:

Rita said...

Your shot of the flower carpet blew me away. I had to go do a web search and read about it. Amazing the amount of work for such a short duration. Even more mind boggling is the fact that it is just the flower petals with no dirt to keep them fresh.


And to think this takes place in your own back yard ---so to speak.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That picture from atop the Atomium is awesome! Your brave! Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

Linda said...

Love your photos----that rug is amazing! I've never seen anything like it!

Jama said...

The flower carpet is so beautiful!

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Gattina! You photos are grand! I like the first photo where they had to put up sculptures of birds - they don't have enough pigeons? Ha! :)

ellen b said...

These are all such beautiful shots Gattina. Makes me want to see them in person...

Carolyn Ford said...

Love all of these! I remember visiting the Grand Palace so many years ago...and, I remember that amazing flower carpet way back then. That is amazing!

Carly said...

Hi Gattina :)

Goodness, every time I view your wonderful photos, I want to leave my humdrum life and hop on a plane for Belgium. It is magnificent! You do a wonderful job of photographing it. So very lovely!

-Carly

Sandy said...

Very nice photos! I love all them. It is so wonderful to get to see another country through your eyes!

Riet said...

Oh Wow , I have never seen this flower carpet, just fabulous.And the birds on the balcony also beautiful. Great pictures Gattina. Brusels is still on my wishlist to visit this summer.

Catherine said...

This flower carpet is so wonderful that we wouldn't dare to walk on it. What colours ! I never seen such a beautiful creation, what a good idea.
The decorated balcony is not bad either ! At the first sight, I thought they were real, and were migratory birds. Well done.

imac said...

Wonderful shots and colours.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow! I can't imagine a carpet that big and colorful. I didn't know you could go up in the Atomium. My family took a picture of it on our trip to Europe in 1972, but it was at a distance. I love the first shot you took from the top of it. But I think my favorite shots here are the balcony and the abbey ceiling. Nice!

Thom said...

These are just beautiful photos. Did you have to watch out for falling poop on the first one? LOL

Monica said...

The flower carpet was impressive and something I'd LOVE to see in person. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed all the photos. =)

James said...

These pictures are wonderful. I can't wait to see this for myself!

Suzanne R said...

That flower carpet is just magnificent! I love all the pictures you have here. It's great to learn about Belgium.