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Atomium

Posted by Dick on 02/27/2003 07:54:05 PM

In 1959 (?), Brussels hosted a World's Fair (what they now call EXPOs). Part of the preparations included all the underpasses and tunnels related to the inner ring. At the Fair site itself, they erected a nine-billion-times-actual-size model of an Iron atom. It lives on as a very interesting museum. It's fun to wander up and down the diagonal connecting rods between the displays in the globes.

Since we could see it on the horizon from much of the city (on a clear enough day, of course), my friends and I used to refer to it as "The Giant Beer Atom".

Cheers,

The Giant Dick Atom

Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Melanie, 02/26/03 12:31:34 PM
        Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Gunter aka March, 02/26/03 03:37:52 PM
                Brugge - Filip Geerts, 02/26/03 05:58:35 PM
                        Re: Brugge - Gunter aka March, 02/27/03 04:27:16 AM
                                Re: Brugge - Filip Geerts, 02/27/03 05:34:15 AM
                                        Re: Brugge - Gunter aka March, 02/27/03 08:48:29 AM
                                                Re: Brugge - Filip Geerts, 02/28/03 04:02:20 AM
                HOOOPS - Joris P., 02/26/03 04:54:17 PM
                        Antwerp history-KBC tower beer hall? - Perkeo, 02/28/03 12:43:38 AM
                        Re: flea market - Gunter aka March, 02/27/03 04:22:46 AM
                                Now you're talking! - Joris P., 02/27/03 04:30:42 AM
        In Brussels.. - Cornelia, 02/26/03 02:51:01 PM
        Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Mark A, 02/26/03 01:28:13 PM
                Atomium - Dick, 02/27/03 07:54:05 PM
                        Re: Atomium - Filip Geerts, 02/28/03 04:16:58 AM
                                Oops! - Dick, 03/02/03 11:02:56 PM
                        Re: Atomium - Mark, 02/28/03 04:04:49 AM
                Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Joris P., 02/26/03 01:37:57 PM
                        Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Mark A, 02/26/03 02:22:37 PM
        Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - MikeK, 02/26/03 01:06:37 PM
                Re: Not to miss museums/churches/buildings/etc? - Joris P., 02/26/03 01:16:18 PM

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