Saturday, May 19, 2007
BRUSSELS: Shoot 2, 1890 Site
After shooting the 1958 Atomium in Brussels, it was on to the 1890 site (or thereabouts). Set in a huge park in the financial district of the city, it was an amazingly inspiring shoot. Many original structures were still standing, all of them elegantly constructed in steel and glass, celebrating the industrial advancements of the 19th century. There was something inherently creepy about these buildings standing, as their original intent was to only be there temporarily, for the duration of the Fair. Despite the brief periods of sunshine and the throngs of people in the park, it was a place with a rather dark feeling to it. These are some digital back-up snaps I took at the site, and a photo of me with my equipment in the Brussels metro station.