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Visits with camera: Atomium & Antwerp

CLEW photographers bring their cameras to places worth visiting in or easily reachable from Luxembourg. 

Belgium can easily be overlooked when picking a close destination, and somehow if we do choose Belgium we seem to stick to the letter B – Brussels, Bruges…. But Belgium does have other letters on offer, so let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start: A – as in Antwerp. City of diamonds, design and a surprisingly impressive historical centre. And A as in Atomium (OK, it’s in Brussels, but still a destination in its own right).

Atomium was built for the World Expo in 1958, and visiting the spheres is still kind of spaced out! However, unless you’re particularly keen on the view of Brussels from the top sphere, you might as well skip the queue and take the escalator directly to the other spheres. Atomium is good for kids, as is close by Mini-Europe – a miniature Europe (or rather EU).

If you wish to combine these two A’s, you might choose to spend the night in between, for example by a canal in a cute small town such as Mechelen.

Photos by Unni Holtedahl, 2015. © 2015 Unni Holtedahl