When I booked the Lindbergh Tours trip to Belgium, I had no idea that it would include a brief stop to see the Atomium. Actually, I had never even heard of the Atomium, but it would be one of the coolest things that I saw on my trip.
The Atomium was built for the 1958 World's Fair held in Brussels. Here is a picture of one of the original buildings from the fair. So futuristic!
The Atomium is a model of a unit cell of an iron crystal and it stands 335 feet tall.
It's shiny and amazing! Seriously, my pictures don't do it justice.
Doesn't it look like it belongs in Tomorrowland?
We had fifteen minutes to race around and look at the Atomium. The negative aspects of bus tours really shone through here, as we didn't have time to take the tour, which allows guests to go inside several of the spheres. It's okay though, my husband hasn't see the Atomium or Brussels, so I'm sure that we have a European road trip in our future.
Here is the Atomium "Welcome" sign; a very popular photo spot.
And a dynamic sculpture.
If you're visiting Brussels, you have to take a side-trip to see the Atomium. It's a unique and wondrous structure.