Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Shanghai prepares for Expo 2010

wiki Universal Exposition or Expo (short for "exposition"), also known as the World Fair and World's Fair, is the name given to various large public exhibitions held in different parts of the world.The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 under the title “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations”. The main attractions at World's Fairs are the national pavilions, created by participating countries. At Expo 2000 Hanover, where countries created their own architecture, the average pavilion investment was around €13 million. Here are some pictures of the work in progress for the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Above is the Dutch Pavilion. More pictures... Pictures are from The Big Picture, a really great news photography blog by the Boston Globe.