I first visited Brussel, Belgium in 1999. When talking about the visit to others who have been to the city, the question “So you visited Atomium, right?”. Well I didn’t even know what it was. While maybe not as famous, visiting Brussels and not visiting Atomium is like visiting New York and not seeing the Statue of Liberty. When I visited in 2013 again, Atomium was at the top of my list.
To quote Wikipedia: The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
It was pretty cool, as the angles of the different tubes and spheres allow for some great photography and form some interesting shapes! Needless to say, I took a lot of pictures here.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160