"Everything's done. Just in time. But aren't be far away from the explosion? I mean, they said it'll drop about 216 miles away from here." I asked and sat down next to my sister. "Yeah, we're in New Boston and it should hit New York. That's almost five hours by car." June smiled softly at me. She knew I was afraid. Seeing people being able to do such horrible things to humans. I've written about something like that in my first book, long before our parents told us the truth. But back then I didn't know that we'll get another bomb just like in my book. "Tell them, Nick..." Mom rested her hands on his shoulder. "It doesn't matter if it's happening here or down there. If the wind's bad, we'll get enough to also turn into zombies. That's why everything needed to be windproof. And, if it's a big bomb, we'll might feel the explosion even here, miles and miles away." he sighed and kissed my mother on her cheek before turning off the TV. "Just two more minutes..." June pulled me in a tight hug, feeling that I got more nervous every damn second. "I just hope we'll never use these..." Mom pointed at some guns and a baseball bat. "Happy new- "
Blown away by Brussels today, literally. The locals were quick to inform that yesterday’s sunshine was a rare occurrence, and the clouds and rain today were much more common. But there was also some pretty gusty winds, which gave my visit to the Atomium an unexpected twist.
This structure was built for the 1958 World’s Fair, but wasn’t really intended to stay standing longer than ten years. However, the city wanted to keep it, but after falling into disrepair, it underwent a number of renovations back in the early 2000s. The name is an amalgamation of the words Atom (the structure) and Aluminum (the materials), but they actually replaced the panels with stainless steel because it maintains the shine better. Can’t do anything about the name though.
You can go into the structure, taking the elevator (the fastest in Europe at the time of construction) all the way to the top for a panoramic view of the city. As I was making my way around, I could feel the sphere swaying because of all the wind, which was quite a surprise!
You can then visit three of the other spheres by taking a series of stairs and escalators, including, once upon a time, the longest escalator in Europe. I clocked that trip at just over 75 seconds.
Now it’s on to Switzerland for some weekend fun with family!
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