January 3rd, 2010

atomium awesomeness

The Soviet-looking, retro space-age, bright red and turquoise staircases did it for me, but the renovated Atomium in Brussels had me dashing about like a drunk squirrel trying to see everything all at once. Here are some postcards of the Atomium when it originally opened in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair:

While unfortunately I didn't manage to get over to Brussels in time to see Rian and Woodrow's exhibition, In Search of the Atom Style, there was still loads to look at. (You can look at Woodrow's post about it here) This was the view above our heads just before we shoot up the central lift shaft. It felt like being swallowed up by a huge pipe organ:
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