Belgium’s Atomium ⚛

A very good day to everyone and ourselves!!
Beautiful view from where we stayed, in Brussels
A church in the suburbs of Brussels
Today, we continue our journey and passed through some beautiful sights before finally paying the Atomium a visit!
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Atomium
The Atomium, symbol of Brussels and Belgium, is an international tourist attraction. This unique piece of architecture, was created on the occasion of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958, and became one of the most popular monuments in the land of Europe.
 
A seminal totem in the Brussels skyline. Neither tower nor pyramid. Half-way between sculpture and architecture. A relic of the past with a determinedly futuristic look. The Atomium is the only symbol of its kind in the world, which eludes any kind of classification.
Shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times, it’s structure symbolizes an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times. Back in the 1950’s, the atom was at the center of attention as the almost inexhaustible symbol of energy and modernity…
The idea was centered on an optimistic modernity – intended to make people forget World War II.
The Atomium, arguably the grandest modern landmark of Belgium
The Atomium today presents a surrealistic walk through tubes and spheres; the most beautiful panorama – 102 meters above Brussels and its surroundings.
 
Beyond surreal walks through tubes and spheres, a permanent exhibition about the history of the building and temporary exhibitions with different themes.
At night, the 9 spheres are lit up with 2970 LED lights that opens a “Fairy dimension” to the 102 meter high structure, creating a very special show.
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Atomium in figures
The Atomium is established by 9 spheres.
These 9 spheres are connected by 20 tubes with the whole “Atom” resting on 3 pillars.
 
Total height: 102 meters
Diameter of spheres: 18 meters
Diameter of tubes: 3 meters 30cm
Length of tubes on the edge of the cube: 29 meters
Length of diagonal tubes: 23 meters
Diameter of the base pavilion: 26 meters
Total mass: 2.400 tons
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Where will we be heading next??
Stay tuned to find out!!
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8 thoughts on “Belgium’s Atomium ⚛

  1. Hi Josh~
    It seems you’re having fun (^-^)
    I keep saying I want to see you in Spain before I go xD

    BTW, I need your help. When you have a bit of time, tell me.

    Have fun

    • Hey Yuki! I’ll be glad to help, what is it you need?

      I’m not sure if I’ll be coming to Spain for now, my plans are currently on hold

      Stay tuned to my page for future updates!
      https://www.facebook.com/ColorfulExistence

    • Need some information about summer festivals in Japan.
      I didn’t want to bother but if you’ve some free time I can write you on FB

      Oh well, anyways you’ve a date with Spain, y’know~
      I’ll be waiting to show you the best cities (^-^)

      Take care~

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