For the best view of the carpet, it is helpful to get some height. For just two hours a day, the public is allowed to go onto the balcony of the hotel de ville. This cost us 3 euros per person. It was a beautiful sight to see the expanse of carpet with the back drop of the guild houses that border the Grand Place.
It was also a good place for a photo op, even though some of us did not appreciate getting up early on a Saturday morning to see this.
The carpet won't be back until August 2012. Each time the carpet design changes, so this one won't be seen again.
|hotel de ville with people on balcony at second floor level|