Sunday, 26 August 2007


Built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair (Expo ‘58), the Atomium represents a magnified unit cell of an iron crystal. While it was planned originally to last only six months, it still stands today.

In my humble opinion, the more accurate description of this tourist attraction is the one provided by Up Front Brussels. Simple as that: it is literally a load of balls.

No matter how thrilled I am by Blogger's new video publishing tool, instead of a video recorded last night, showing the monument, blinking balls and all, here goes a shot, also taken in the dark. I’m afraid magnifiying glasses wouldn't help much so I'd better refer you to the " plateau du Heysel ", which is definitely worth a visit.

Meanwhile, here is the inside of Roi Baudouin Stadium, located closeby the above mentioned brilliant monument, where I was yesterday for the Belgium-Argentina rugby match. Our national rugbymen did play very well against a highly ranked team. Who cares about the 8-36 score, the marvelous rugby spirit was yet again the winner here, and both teams' supporters enjoyed themselves altogether, not only through the whole match but also during the third half that followed, as usual.

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