After a year of language training in DC, I am now enjoying the fruits of that labor in the delightful city of Brussels. I arrived at the end of the summer, just in time to enjoy some sun and a quiet transition. I was also able to catch the flower carpet at the Grand Place- approximately 750,000 begonias that this year formed a carpet celebrating the history of Turkish immigration in Belgium. It was a fantastic sight though sadly my photos are less than fantastic. The carpet is only created every other year, so in 2016 I will do better- apparently you can wait in line to go up into the surrounding buildings to get a better view of the floral magnificence.