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We made a day trip to Brussels since it was just 2 hours away from London. Waking up for the Eurostar train rides were brutal, but I got to visit my favorite World's Fair landmark, the Atomium.

 A walk further away from the Atomium was the ADAM museum. Which stands for Art & Design Atomium Museum. It was a small museum but I was going crazy with some World's Fair history and funky 60s-70s design.

A walk further away from the Atomium was the ADAM museum. Which stands for Art & Design Atomium Museum. It was a small museum but I was going crazy with some World's Fair history and funky 60s-70s design.

 It's funny how now we're avoiding plastic as much as we can yet back in the day it was this new material with many ways of manipulating it.

It's funny how now we're avoiding plastic as much as we can yet back in the day it was this new material with many ways of manipulating it.

 Got to see the Vignelli's dinnerware pieces!

Got to see the Vignelli's dinnerware pieces!

 Of course The Beatles had to be part of this beauty.

Of course The Beatles had to be part of this beauty.

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 A little Dieter Rams with his 10 design principles in the background.

A little Dieter Rams with his 10 design principles in the background.

 After the museum we went to the Grand Place where these old buildings align to make a rectangular shaped plaza.

After the museum we went to the Grand Place where these old buildings align to make a rectangular shaped plaza.

 We had to see what a real Belgique waffle tastes like. It was amazing!  Maison Dandoy  had a sweet and crunchy version or a soft and salty version. This one was the sweet and crunchy!

We had to see what a real Belgique waffle tastes like. It was amazing! Maison Dandoy had a sweet and crunchy version or a soft and salty version. This one was the sweet and crunchy!

 The Atomium was more impressive than what I imagined. The size in person is hard to grasp. So why was this building made? Every World's Fair has some sort of iconic building that represents what the fair was about. The Eiffel Tower is the same idea, it was the center of its World's Fair. The 1958 World's Fair was all about how science was progressing and they wanted to capture that in the building itself. An iron unit cell magnified 165 billion times. You can't deny how cool that is.

The Atomium was more impressive than what I imagined. The size in person is hard to grasp. So why was this building made? Every World's Fair has some sort of iconic building that represents what the fair was about. The Eiffel Tower is the same idea, it was the center of its World's Fair. The 1958 World's Fair was all about how science was progressing and they wanted to capture that in the building itself. An iron unit cell magnified 165 billion times. You can't deny how cool that is.