How to beat the Winter Blues

How to beat the Winter Blues

By Janet H. Thomas, RID I know spring is coming. Yet once again I am feeling the weight of winter and longing for relief. Imagine my delight when reading through Shaw Contract Groups e-newsletter I found this gem on the Flower Carpet Festival in Brussels, Belgium. Amazing to see a historical courtyard filled with glorious blossoms in such complex and beautiful designs. I then searched for more festivals and found that Flower carpet festivals happen around the globe and are quite frequently tied to cultural celebrations. The Corpus Christi Flower Carpet Festival lines the streets of Stiges and is part of the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament held each June. The Infiorata in Italy combines famous art and religious iconography to create its carpets for the processional. The event ends with town children running down the carpet. These festivals also take place in Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, all with amazing skill and artistry. Images of Infiorata around the world will help you forget the grip of winter for just a few minutes. Enjoy!   Photo by Spello Notizie

Comments are closed.