Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Atomium, Belgium

A card I received for the Surprise Group in Andy's Vacation RR just last week...



Looks really impressive, don't you think?
This is the Atomium 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 tall. Its nine 18 m 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.
Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. 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.

Seriously CNN?? SERIOUSLY??  I bet there are at least a few buildings over here that can take the crown of 'most bizarre'...


and yeah...another coffee incident just a few days ago..it was one of those days when everything goes wrong, so karma tried to kick in from all sides...well, I dont know how many things suffered...I honestly dont even want to know...life goes on....King Filip got to taste a bit of the Nescafe 3 in 1 strong...hope he liked it.
Issued in a set of 3 in 2013

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