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July 21th: Belgian Independence Day

Today in Belgium we celebrate our Fête nationale, Nationale Feestdag, or Independence Day.

It was on 21 July 1831 Leopold of Saxe-Coburg swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution in the Sint Jacobs Church on the Coudenberg in Central Brussels.

Leopold I thus became the first king of the Belgians. The great powers at that time recognised the Belgian independence and so our little country was born.

Happy Birthday Belgium!!! (Hetalia -character: source art: http://phoenixysky.deviantart.com/art/APH-Belgium-438762520 )
Maybe inspiration for a custom Blythe???  😉

What to see in Brussels: the Atomium

We are going to share each week, something to see, visit and enjoy in Brussels and Belgium ; this week The Atomium.
Futuristic & Universal since I958
 
A seminal totem in the Brussels skyline; neither tower, nor pyramid, a little bit cubic, a little bit spherical, half-way between sculpture and architecture, a relic of the past with a determinedly futuristic look, museum and exhibition centre; the Atomium is, at once, an object, a place, a space, a Utopia and the only symbol of its kind in the world, which eludes any kind of classification.
The Atomium was the main pavilion and icon of the World Fair of Brussels (1958), commonly called Expo 58. It symbolised the democratic will to maintain peace among all the nations, faith in progress, both technical and scientific and, finally, an optimistic vision of the future of a modern, new, super-technological world for a better life for mankind.
 
The peaceful use of atomic energy for scientific purposes embodied these themes particularly well and, so, that is what determined the shape of the edifice. At 102 metres high, with its nine interconnected spheres, it represents an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion (thousand million) times. It was dreamed up by the engineer André Waterkeyn (1917-2005). The spheres, though, were fitted out by the architects André and Jean Polak.
for more information please visit the Atomium website
http://atomium.be/Headlines.aspx?xunq=1
The Atomium in 1958 for the World Expo:

Travelling to Málaga (By Air)

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¿How to get here?

Hello dear friends, today we are talking about how to get to Málaga (by Air).

Málaga Airport  is the fourth busiest airport in Spain after Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.

It is an important airport for Spanish tourism as it is the main international airport serving the Costa Del Sol. It is 8 km (5 miles) southwest of Málaga and 5 km (3 miles) north of Torremolinos. The airport has flight connections to over 60 countries worldwide, and in 2015 over 14.4 million passengers passed through it.

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¿Como llego a Málaga?

Hola amig@s, hoy os contamos como llegar a Málaga (Por aire)

El Aeropuerto de Málaga es el cuarto aeropuerto español com más tránsito de pasajeros tras Madrid, Barcelona y Palma de Mallorca.

Es un aeropuerto importante para el turismo español, ya que es el principal aeropuerto de la Costa del Sol. Está a 8 km al suroeste de Málaga y a 5 km al norte de Torremolinos. Cuenta con conexiones de vuelos a más de 60 países en todo el mundo, y, en el año 2015, más de 14,4 millones de pasajeros pasaron por él.