Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 Shanghai World Expo and Burberry Blue Label

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My husband was lucky enough to be in China during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  According to Wikipedia this is the most expensive of all World Fairs and the largest one as well.  It runs from May 1st thru October 31, 2010.  Over 190 countries are being represented and organized into national and corporate pavilions.  In order to save time and avoid the long lines, Steve got some shots of the amazing structures that were built for the occasion.

The USA pavilion was quite popular, he waited in line for over 45 minutes.  To his disappointment, all there was to see were screens running some political movies and a wall filled with American companies logos.
The night time picture (credit)  is that of the Expo Axis, the main structure of the event and one of the five buildings that will remain in Shanghai after October.
Here are some pictures of the host country.
The orbs are made by artisans and tell the story of each province.  The blue floor is a huge TV screen with fish swimming.  And of course, China wouldn’t miss a chance to flex their military muscle.
While in that part of the world, Steve also went to Japan, where he found a Burberry store that is quite unique.  Apparently, Burberry of London Blue Label, is a branch of Burberry found only in Japan.  It has a younger vibe.  The quality and prices appear to closely match those of the traditional Burberry stores, though.
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27 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

what an extraordinary experience! the
photos were fabulous.

when my husband was 5, he became
lost at the new york 'world's expo!'
i think they just called it the world's
fair back then.

Karena said...

Catherine what stunning images of the skyline and buildings!! The Burbury bags are speaking to me!

I am still thinking of changing my image to the shorter hair style, I love yours so much!

Karena
Art by Karena

SandraI said...

Very interesting. I hope Steve brought you back something from the Burberry store. I could see you carrying a cute Burberry purse.

Averill said...

Very interesting! Too bad the US exhibit was just a bunch of corporate advertising.

I love the looks of the Blue label, though it seems to me that it should be at a lower price point since it's so casual.

Cashon&Co said...

I have always wanted to go to Asia. Your husband is so lucky he got to go. the pictures look incredible.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

What an awesome experience. Love all your images. Just beautiful. Hope you are well and have a great week ahead. Working on your room!

Mary Ann said...

thanks for sharing the photos taken by your hubby. i would love to be part of that festivities just for the experience. it must have been fun. have a great and fabulous week! verbena cottage

AB HOME Interiors said...

How fun! What a lucky opportunity to be there. Bummer the USA was disappointing, but he got to go and see everything which totally makes up for it!

Pemberley said...

Shanghi is a great city. I was lucky enough to tag along with my husband on a business trip two years ago. We went to some great restaurants and I did A LOT of shopping while he worked during the day. China is great, unless you need to breathe!

Donald's Garden said...

Wow - great photos!

The Zhush said...

So great that he took all these cool photos! What an amazing experience!!!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Hi, y'all. I have been a really bad blog friend as his trips( he has been gone for four weeks now all over the world) have left me to tend to a toddler a house two big dogs and a cat. I am worn out!!! There has been very little time left over for blogging. I need a vacation - that's what I'm screaming!

Olga said...

Awesome! Wonderful shots and interesting description.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i'm loving the khaki stuff!

Amy said...

What a cool experience, sorry you missed it, perhaps you'll get to go back as a family some day. Southeast Asia has some amazing treasures, we lived in Malaysia when we were younger and spent a lot of time traveling. Try to enjoy the chaos until the back-up (ie. husband) returns :) *Amy

La Dolfina said...

Wow, an amazing post!!
I want to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, especially with your limited free time at the moment :)
When does your husband get back?
Soon I hope...
Take care,
Terri
xx

Charlotta Ward said...

Hang on in there hon! When is he back?
I know how hard it is to keep up without a partner in crime. Did Steve's parents go back already? I can imagine you are missing your family like mad. Hope you can plan in a trip to Brazil soon!!

The pictures are amazing - looks like a real experience!
Hadn't heard about this sub-div of Burberry until now. Some great looks!

Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's post from Leigha and also what fantastic outfit Marsha will pick. Best of luck to both!

x Charlotta

Jen said...

Burberry Blue Label?? I had no idea this existed!! See, this is why I LOVE my fellow bloggers... you teach me so much!! :-)

Splendid Willow said...

What an experience! Is hubby home yet? Did he bring something fun with him? You picked a good husband! My husband would never have dreamed of paying attention to store fronts. But he would have come home with 50,000 images of that tv/screen fish tank!

ox, Monika

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

What an experience. Looks like he had a fabulous time, OH and thank your husband for thinking of you and taking such fabulous pictures to share with all of us.

Marija said...

Totally envious of your husband's experience; love that he documented so much with photos. What a guy! And sourcing Burberry Blue Label for all of us?! He's a keeper. I would love it if this store turned up around here. Not much for burberry plaid but I think I can get behind the blue...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I WANT that blue satchel. :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

He was so lucky to be there!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Catherine, I can NOT tell you what your wonderful comment meant to me tonight.OH! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and soul!
whoooo hooooo my 100th follower. I can't believe it. I am on cloud nine! Thank you Catherine.
Have a pretty night!
Kristin

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Thanks

Bobbi said...

Hi, Fantastic photos and mosaics! Thanks for sharing everything. I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Regina said...

Wow great photos and mosaic.
Thank you for sharing.

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