360: Atomium

The Atomium was built for Brussel’s Expo 58. It stands halfway between sculpture and architecture, surprisingly monumental despite a shape that in pictures evokes a much smaller scale piece. The fish-eye lens of a camera does a good job of capturing the sensation of being beneath it as each metal sphere offers a highly distorted reflection of the world around it. The lower floors are used as a museum and exhibition space whereas the top floor is a restaurant.

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