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Expo 2010 Shanghai China
September 18, 2010

The Expo 2010 was held from May 1st to October 31st in Shanghai, China. More than 190 countries and more than 50 International Organization participated this exposition, which was considered the largest ever.

The themes for Expo 2010 centered around the environment & sustainability, urbanization & city life, and urban future, which were showcased in the theme pavilions as well as pavilions from different nations. In addition to the themes, some national pavilions also exhibited the countries' tourism, products, culture, and/or relationship with China.

The entrance to this exposition cost 180 yuan. I bought 2 day tickets, one is now used and the other one is still unused, both of which will be part of my collection. In addition, Passports could be purchased within the exposition. Every time you visit a pavilion, you can get your Passport stamped (for fun) as if you've visited a certain country.

In the next little while, I will be posting the Expo photos. I managed to visit about 14 to 15 different Pavilions (don't exactly remember the number; some pavilions did not have the passport stamping scheduled) in a day of visit. Some Pavilions only required 10 to 15 minutes lineup while others required at least 1 to 2 hours of lineup. To visit at least 10 pavilions in a day, you have to go for the short and quick lineups!

The photo above shows the Expo Axis, a membrane structure designed and developed by Knippers Hellbig. Here was their Press Release. The Expo Axis spanned the entrance and boulevard of the exposition.
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