The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe's most bizarre building.
Little man Pee | Manneken Pis | le Petit Julien
Little man Pee is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.
Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. Its centre is the largest car free area in Belgium. Interesting highlights are the Saint Bavo Cathedral with the Ghent Altarpiece, the belfry, the Gravensteen castle, and the splendid architecture along the old Graslei harbour.
Like most other Flemish coastal towns, a main characteristic of this one is that it is a national and to a certain extent international seaside resort.
Apart from the sandy beach, there's a structure unique along the Belgian coast: a 350-m long pier, constructed in 1933.
Sport in Belgium
Sport in Belgium plays a prominent role in the society. As of 2010, Belgium counted around 17,000 sport clubs with approximately 1.35 million members, thus 13% of the Belgian population is involved in sport.
Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU) and headquarters for NATO.
Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, and may have originated there.
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