The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, originally built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it stands 102 metres (335 ft) tall. It has nine steel spheres 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 connecting the spheres containing exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter. Four spheres are currently (as of 2012) closed to visitors; others can be reached easily by escalators. The vertical vertex contains a lift which was very fast and advanced at the time of building (the speed is 5 m/s).
Smeg is an Italian manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances. Vittorio Bertazzoni founded the company in 1948 in the village of Guastalla, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Smeg is an acronym for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastall, or metal enamelling factory. The company remains in the private ownership of the Bertazzoni family with its headquarters still in Guastalla. Smeg is best known for its FAB range of 1950s-style, retro refrigerators that have curved corners and come in a variety of non-traditional colors and patterns. The company also manufactures dishwashers (freestanding - available in FAB style, semi-intergrated and fully integrated), washing machines, ovens, microwaves, cooktops, freestanding cookers, rangehoods, refrigeration, wine cabinets, in-built coffee machines.
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ifege (10225) 2012-06-05 0:35
Hi Daniel - those fridges just had to be SMEG ones! An interesting composition of shapes and colour.
Nicou (120504) 2012-06-05 0:58
Très belle vue de cette exposition rétro, sueprbe ces couelur ce desing de ces objets très bien mis en valeur, splendide.
bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-05 1:13
an impressive photo with superb details and vibrant colours, superb photo of this style, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
timecapturer (48086) 2012-06-05 3:15
every so often you present us with an image like this. Full of interesting elements and wonderful colours and exciting originality. Love the composition and the artisitic way you have presented it. Compelling!
Regards - Brian.
ines8 (6094) 2012-06-05 4:21
Superba ambianta, atmosfera, nu stiu cum reusesti, probabil eu as fi vazut doar trei frigidere, dar asa cum prezinti tu tabloul avem trei personaje simpatice care asista la dialogul celor doua scaune aflate intr-o discutie destul de intima....
JFS (32459) 2012-06-05 4:57
You surprise me everyday! I love this one!
Sergiom (58770) 2012-06-05 5:16
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Les couleurs sont vives et belles et le mélange est excellent.
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-05 7:43
good combination of colors....I like the image, it is like to travel to the past, good details and well presented,
SnapRJW (30911) 2012-06-05 9:57
Hello Daniel - Funky fridges in their brilliant colours make a great subject and you present them in an attractive and unusual composition. Nice job. The dark BG really shows off the colours very well. Warm regards Rosemary
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-06-05 10:26
Elegance and style are the characteristics of the composition. Minimalism is everywhere. Intresting note.
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (105369) 2012-06-05 13:23
Superbe cette composition colorée et brillante, belle idée de présentation
emka (77500) 2012-06-05 23:37
Hi Daniel, Even refrigerators can be very attractive when shimy and in striking colours. Fince shot, well done.
vasilpro (40933) 2012-06-06 1:52
Wonderful composition with very nice graphic mood, lovely light and vivid colors, TfS!
I have missed many wonderful photos from your gallery but I was very busy the last days.
Warm regards, Vasilis.
ChrisJ (96704) 2012-06-06 8:16
Striking warm cold color contrasts between the red & blue, with punchy light contrasts & good density & color saturation. I like the distortion from the wide angled lens. Good depth & layering with the 2 fg chairs, the bench & then the 3 fridges. Tfs!
abmdsudi (42690) 2012-06-07 7:24
Great angle shot and the picture echos the viewpoint that makes this image stand out. That bright vibrant contrasting colours have good impact and the contrasting beauty adds to the fine focal detail of this shot. Well captured, a simple but stunning piece of urban decor. Well done
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (48484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-18
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Kodak Easyshare
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places to eat [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 0:33