We took a break from the Christmas Market madness and the sweet smell of baking waffles to visit one of the more unusual attractions in the city, the very mod Atomium. More on this in a future post, but the Atomium was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and represents a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Like I said, more on this later. The afternoon was spent looking for the strange statue for which Brussels is so well known, Mannequin Pis, before finally returning to the heart of the Winter Pleasures Festival for dinner, snacks and a lot of fun. The booths, the amusements and the general happy nature of the festival goers all made for a very special market experience.