Friday, 22 May 2015

Haute Cuisine

The Atomium in glass and steel
Strange building in surreal land
Nine spheres with futuristic feel
Designed by Watekeym's firm hand.

It represents, so we are told,
A giant iron molecule
41 million tickets sold
Emblem still of Fifties cool!

In '58 the fastest lift
Took visitors from far and wide
For a journey inside Belgium's gift
A brief but quite amazing ride.

The panorama at the top
With trendy restaurant inside
Is a special once-a-lifetime spot
Deserving of this Nation's pride!

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

1 comment:

  1. Brussels World Fair the first since the end of World War II, was one of the most successful EVER - The Atomium was Belgium's 'pavilion' and it still amazes people today!