To celebrate the seasonal occasion of glow-y lights, I'm going to post a whole slew of images from the Beijing Olympic Park when I visited there during National Week in October 2010, as well as images of Expo 2010 during day and night reflecting my four visits in September and October. Read More »
Expo: Of Cattle and DesignBy Rem / in shanghai / October 1, 2010
On the evening of September 16th, Ahmed, a new colleague Scott and I made it out to the Expo, Pudong side. I would later learn that the attendance was somewhere in the order of 150k for the day; the evening being much less. This is a far cry from 500k during the summer, especially on weekends and obviously much less than the projected 6-700k expected during this week's National Day Week. It is very common at the Expo to wait several hours, up to 5-7 hours (!!!) to get into one pavilion, so getting into any here is quite an accomplishment.
I visited the Expo again on a blue-skied September 24th with Wa Guo who graduated RISD LA in 2009. She was with friends, and with my quick walking pace all over the EXPO, tired them out quite a bit for the city slickers they are 🙂 So I had the opportunity to follow up on many the pavilions that I saw previously only at night.