25 Feb 2014

BRUSSELS ATOMIUM BY NIGHT

When we came back from the Belgian coast (post below) it was dark and while chatting, of course I didn't pay attention and didn't listen to Mrs. GPS either. With the result that I took the wrong exit and suddenly we saw the Atomium, the  balls illuminated ! It was at the other end of Brussels, not where we had to go, but it was such a nice surprise ! I had never seen the Atomium by night !



During the day it looks like this. In the balls are a bar, a restaurant and exhibitions.



From far I saw it shining


and of course stopped, got out of the car to take these pictures



There were many people probably for the restaurant, because it is located in the upper ball and you have a beautiful view over Brussels.



14 comments:

Mara said...

It looks like the balls are just floating in the sky! Brilliant!!

Linens and Royals said...

Amazing views. I love light displays.

Jo said...

So those balls are big enough to house a restaurant? You did well, taking a wrong turn and ending up seeing this beautiful sight!

Fun60 said...

I think the night view is better than the day one.

diane b said...

It looks amazing at night.

Robyn Lee said...

What a beautiful sight! Imagine coming upon that while driving...magical!

I'd love to go up to the restaurant, I imagine the view would be spectacular either day or night.

Indrani said...

Wow! This looks great! The night view is definitely better.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely sight at night!

Pamela said...

I didn't even know it existed. Very pretty at night!

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Your night shots are amazing. It must have been really fun to experience in person.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. what an interesting idea - and I'd love a dinner in the restaurant! I'm glad you took that wrong turn!!

Cheers Hilary

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful at the night with all lights! Amazing pictures!
Léia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is just beautiful. Incredibly so. Getting lost is half the fun sometimes! YAY>

Sandra Carlier said...

Wouha! Nice to see the atonium in the night! Magnifique!