Atomium

Belgium was interesting as I got to see its symbol .. an Atomium.


close-up view


We even got to view the whole picture of it from afar.




A seminal totem in the Brussels skyline; neither tower, nor pyramid, a little bit cubic, a little bit spherical, half-way between sculpture and architecture, a relic of the past with a determinedly futuristic look, museum and exhibition centre; the Atomium is, at once, an object, a place, a space, a Utopia and the only symbol of its kind in the world, which eludes any kind of classification. 

Comments

  1. Must get a good camera when going to Europe!

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  2. i remember when i was there, we we just given 5 minutes to talk photo from afar, how disappointing..

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  3. that sure looks very futuristic

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  4. Simple structure. Sometimes, simplicity is best - no need to overdo it.

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  5. atom-istic!


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  6. I thought atomic bomb...lol!

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  7. Hi Wenn,

    Was that thing stainless steel? It looks like a great monument.

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  8. very interesting share wenn. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Willie, it has nine spheres made of steel (earlier it was made of aluminum) connected by tubes along the twelve edges of the cube.

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  10. I went to Brussels but I didn't see this interesting structure. Nice shots Wenn!

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  11. hmm... I think Belgium is not very popular among tourists. The only tourist spot I know is the peeing boy statue.

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  12. Love the shinning bombs we were there for a short while like 'run horse see flower' merely touch n go.

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  13. My wife will love this place! She is a nuts in Physics and Astronomy!

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