You lost: I’m not in Japan!
I celebrated hanami with two Japanese friends from Osaka @ the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken (Brussels).
We enjoyed sakura in flowers (the cherry blossom) that represents the beginning of spring in Japan… and now in Brussels too (lol!).
Night tour of the superb monumental greenhouses,
designed by Alphonse Balat (between 1874-1890), the Belgian architecte and teacher of Victor Horta, famous pioneer of the Art nouveau (picture 3).
We discovered an exotic and luxuriant vegetation inside the greenhouses and a Japanese pavilion in the gardens (picture below). If you wish to get there now, you will have to wait till next year!
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