Atomium

2008-04-27 2

Oh wow! This must be about my favorite place to take photos in Brussels – and I have actually never been inside! (too scared to get disappointed, I guess…). Let’s start with some history: the atomium was built for the World’s Fair held in Brussels in 1958. The 103 meter tall structure (which represents a unit cell of an iron crystal, in case you were wondering) was planned by André Waterkeyn and it was supposed to stand only for 6 months. That’s why the building was in quite a sorry condition for years and had to undergo heavy renovation works a couple of years ago. Now its nine steel spheres are sound and shiny again, craving for photographs! It is also worth visiting after sunset, when the spheres are illuminated. Day or night, go there if you happen to be in Brussels…you will make some beautiful pics!

Oh wow! This must be about my favorite place to take photos in Brussels – and I have actually never been inside! (too scared to get disappointed, I guess…). Let’s start with some history: the atomium was built for the World’s Fair held in Brussels in 1958. The 103 meter tall structure (which represents a unit cell of an iron crystal, in case you were wondering) was planned by André Waterkeyn and it was supposed to stand only for 6 months. That’s why the building was in quite a sorry condition for years and had to undergo heavy renovation works a couple of years ago. Now its nine steel spheres are sound and shiny again, craving for photographs! It is also worth visiting after sunset, when the spheres are illuminated. Day or night, go there if you happen to be in Brussels…you will make some beautiful pics!

PS! Very close to the Atomium, there is also the impressive Brusselsexpo buildings, some built for the Universal Exhibition in 1935 and others for the 1958 World’s Fair, same as the Atomium.

==http://www.atomium.be/HTMLsite/dyn/eindex.html ==

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