Photographer's Note

* 50th post on TE! *
* 50th anniversary of the Atomium! *
* 1st post taken with my new camera! *

As I went to Brussels friday, I decided to take my new camera with me! I'm still experimenting but already enjoying 'the world of dSLR' :P

On this photo: The Atomium and the train passing by. I wanted some movement on this photo, which would contrast with the Atomium. So I waited on some kind of bridge, till this train would arrive, and shot.

The Atomium was built in 1958 for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. It was designed by architect André Waterkeyn. It represents a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times, and it's 102 meters (335 feet) tall. Each one of the nine spheres is 18 metres in diameter! It was almost completely renovated between 2004 and 2006. I visited it inside and you can go from one sphere to another with elevators (5m/s), escalators and stairs. Some spheres have a restaurant, others show pictures of the Expo in 1958, etc.

So this year the Atomium celebrates its 50th anniversary! (1958-2008)

Thanks for your support, comments, constructive critiques and workshops!

Have a nice week!


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