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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