Saturday Snapshots #40

by Jeanne on May 30, 2009

in Belgium, Photography, Saturday Snapshots


Brussels Atomium - June 2007

The Atomium is one of the the most famous landmarks in Brussels.  Built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, it consists of nine steel spheres connected in such a way by tunnels that the entire thing looks like an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.  The spheres contain exhibition halls and all the connecting tunnels house escalators and staircases like the one pictured.  I love the contrast between the round tunnel and the jagged line of the bannister, and the strong resemblance that this photo bears to a Giacomo Balla painting. 

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.  

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Elyse May 31, 2009 at 2:19 am

What a gorgeous picture!! I love your Saturday snapshots.


Andrew May 31, 2009 at 6:55 am

A marvellous pic Jeanne, so graphical it doesn’t look real!


Manggy May 31, 2009 at 7:14 am

Oh!!! I’ve been outside but I didn’t know what the interior looked like. Pretty spiffy! :)


neil May 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Vertigo inducing! There seems a bit of M C Escher in it too.


Paz May 31, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Very cool shot!


nina June 1, 2009 at 8:06 am

This looks like a snapshot from the Star trek series!!! Great shot!!!


Yorkshiresoul June 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

I love that photo, good work.


Sophie June 7, 2009 at 9:47 am

Very cool shot from the inside of the Atomium, Jeanne!
I am a Belgian & I know it!


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