Interiors of Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

Finally we were inside one of the mystic sphere. We got to see upturned hemispheres as roof inside like the ones you see under church domes. Eighteen meters in diameter, it is a huge hollow space. Exhibitions are on inside five of the nine spheres.

An exhibition themed reinforced concrete creations was on in one of the spheres. These are used by architects for making façade patterns. Similar patterns are used for aircraft windows too.

There was one sphere full of smaller spheres, thirty of them. Each had a little bed inside; this was the children’s sphere. These were suspended from the upper vault of the sphere; and could be brought up and down giving the effect of falling rain drops. Children can read, write, work, play and wash on the lower floor of the sphere.

Here is a view of staircase through one of the tubes.

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20 Responses

  1. ashok says:

    how interesting! !

  2. Sylvia K says:

    What a fascinating place, Indrani! I love your captures — particularly the last one with that red, intriguing staircase!! What a terrific place!!

  3. arabesque says:

    what an interesting sight Indrani. ^0^

  4. dr.antony says:

    so lovely..architectural marvels!

  5. magiceye says:


    Loved the perspective in the stairs pic!

  6. I'm sure the red is attractive to children. It certainly is appealing to ME!

  7. Cloudia says:

    you are the first to show the inside!!!

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  8. ladyfi says:

    Fabulous shots – especially that last one!

  9. lorik says:

    Very interesting composition. I love the perspective and the contrast between the red and greys in the last two.

  10. Anna says:

    Great captures Indrani… I really loves it!
    Specially the last one…such a beautiful angle.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

  11. Leovi says:

    I love, interesting and beautiful photos.

  12. Fun60 says:

    What a fascinating place. Loved the tour. Great photos.

  13. Carver says:

    Wonderful place to explore. I enjoyed the photographs and narrative.

  14. Gary says:

    Fascinating!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  15. Calling by from Our World Tuesday, your world looks fascinating today!

  16. snowwhite says:

    What an amazing structure!! Seeing last photo, I feel as if I were in a space ship. Fabulous photos.

  17. This is really interesting…

  18. That was mindboggling stuff. The last two were pure sci-fi fantasy! Thanks a lot!

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