When most people look back at their time in high school, it’s easy to remember that over-enthusiastic teacher who wanted his or her students to be as passionate about the lesson as they were. Whether it was the English teacher who read Shakespeare aloud in class with a heavy accent, the history teacher who presented organized slideshows of historical landmarks all over the world, or the anatomy teacher who sang songs about the different systems of the human body — we most likely rolled our eyes and entertained them for a moment.
However, there is one place in Brussels, Belgium that might have the ability to turn us all into over-enthusiastic physics or chemistry teachers.
Atomium, an exact replica of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times, is sure to “wow” anyone who visits it. Standing 102 meters high, this spectacle was built for the World Fair in Brussels in 1958 (commonly referred to as Expo 58) and symbolizes a future filled with bright ideas and progress for generations to come.
According to its Web site, it wasn’t intended to survive past Expo 58, but has become and international landmark as well as an icon in Brussels. It is definitely deserving of being an addition to your road map and game plan while visiting Belgium. Before planning your trip, be sure to check out affordable hotel rooms while you are in Brussels, too.
Even if you don’t want to channel your inner geek, Atomium is the place to go to get the perfect view of the entire city, grab a bite to eat at the resturant in the top and get inspired to have the next big idea.