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The Atomium in Brussels was built for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, but it still looks futuristic today. The Atomium represents an iron crystal, and is shaped like a cube balancing on one of its corners. It's actually a building, and you can go inside the spheres, where they have various art exhibits and displays about the building itself. When I visited, it was shortly after the Atomium reopened in 2006 following renovation, and there were lots of 1950s style cars parked in the road leading up to it. I took this photo to contrast the car (which looks quite dated) and the building (which still looks futuristic, with its silver reflective baubles) in the same frame. The weather was bleak and the sky was colourless, so I shot in black and white, but it also adds a nostalgic feel to this photo. It could almost be from the 1950s. To find out more about the Atomium, visit the Atomium website.

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the Atomium, Brussels
Location:Brussels, Belgium
Camera:Film camera and negative scanner
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Original size:2630 x 4030 pixels
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