Brussels Signature Landmark; Atomium

Central Europe 3rd part: 3-days in Benelux States: Luxembourg
October 17 to October 19, 2013


I went here via tram #51 for 2.5 Euro fare. Admission fee costs 11 Euro up to the highest sphere which has a viewing deck sightseeing also the entire Mini-Europe just beside the park.

The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. 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 one billion times. Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the center. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe's most bizarre building.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomium

Atomium

Atomium

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Atomium

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Mini-Europe overlooking at Atomium

Mini-Europe overlooking at Atomium

Mini-Europe overlooking at Atomium

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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