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Expo 2010

I dropped by Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The big country pavilions all had lines of at least 2-4 hours! So I didn't bother going to any of those, and I only went to the stuff no one cared about. :)

My favorite building is one of the few that will actually stay after the rest are torn down: The UFO-shaped Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center (next year to be renamed the Mercedes-Benz Arena; so much for culture):

Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center

I thought the South Korean Pavilion was quite clever, with Hangul integrated into the geometry of the building:

Hangul integrated into the South Korea Pavilion at Expo 2010

I'm not sure if these kung fu kicking sculptures were even part of the expo, but I thought they were awesome:

Kung Fu Kick.. Augustus Caesar?

Kung Fu Kick a Rocket!  Kung Fu Kick the Arc de Triomphe!  Just a Whole Lot of Kung Fu Kicking

And last, but not least, the Oil Pavilion!

Oil Pavilion at Expo 2010

Oil Pavilion at Expo 2010

Those walls are actually giant video screens. At one point, they displayed, in English, the Expo 2010 motto "BETTER CITY BETTER LIFE" followed by "OIL EXTENDING CITY DREAMS".

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See the full set here.

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