Over the weekend of 20/21 October 2012 I was in Brussels to see Saracens beat Racing Metro at the King Baudouin Stadium on the North West edge of the city.
While queueing to get into the metro station after the match, I spotted through the gloom and the security fence the silver balls of the landmark Atomium.
Efforts at taking photographs were a complete waste of time. I tried, but the pictures never made it off the camera.
Yesterday on a crisp winter afternoon, without a cloud in the sky, I had the opportunity to rectify the photographic omission. I didn't actually go up the 'building' as I had been forewarned
that the top sphere was closed for maintenance. I was also a little tight on time.
Having just looked at the website, I may have to go back again! It is a good thing that Brussels is not on the other side of the World from where I am...
It really was a lovely day, provided one dressed appropriately!