If you're near Brussels this August 14-17, there's magic happening in the Grand Place! This only happens every other year, and only for a few days, because it's made entirely of fresh flowers. The Grand Place will be turned into an oriental carpet designed in flowers. For the best view buy a ticket to go up a level in a surrounding building so you can look down upon it in its entirety. It's spectacular!
Would love to see that in person - I've seen photos and it looked spectacular!
It's shown in the film Pauline and Paulette, and ever since seeing that movie, I've thought of going back to Brussels just for this.
How interesting Harold, Pauline and Paulette is not directly a blockbuster, so was it somewhere in the US you have seen it and was it in the original language (Flemisch, with Ann Petersen and Dora van der Groen)? I´m just a bit curious.
Yes, Pauline and Paulette played in New York in the original Flemish (films in the US are always subtitled, never dubbed). I don't know if it played other US cities. It is now available on DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Pauline-Paulette-Dora-van-Groen/dp/B000069CD1/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407269582&sr=8-2&keywords=pauline+and+paulette
As I live close to the border and has family in Belgium I´m quiet familiar with the way of life in Flanders. A lot of things in the movie are very recognizable, but actually reminds me more how Belgium was some 40 years ago, in general nowadays Belgium is different. I think the way of life represented in the movie is nowadays more and more disappearing, but nevertheless the atmosphere and how people behave give a good detailed impression about the daily life of an elderly generation of common people in Flanders. Family of me also lived long ago in a little farmhouse like the one in the beginning of the movie where Pauline lived with her sister Martha, so a lot of memories. I appreciate your interest in this kind of movies and good you have seen the subtitled version as dubbing would have killed the character of this movie.