Europe Pavilions, Shanghai Expo 2010

Here are photos of some of the European country pavilions at Expo 2010 Shanghai. These photos were taken while we were queuing for more than 4 (four) hours to enter the Swiss pavilion. Yes, a damn long 4 hours!

France Pavilion – You can see the national flag of France in front of the pavilion. Garden is the main theme of the pavilion. The entire pavilion is surrounded by a a huge wire mesh that is made of a unique concrete material.

France Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

A closer look at the France pavilion. Pardon us for the “ugly” ice cream peddler umbrella. You can see that the queue at the France pavilion is horribly long as well.

France Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

Germany Pavilion – The main theme of the pavilion is “Balancity” – a city of harmony and balance. It demonstrates the importance of balance between modernization and preservation, innovation and tradition, community and the individual, work and leisure, and between globalization and national identity.

Germany Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

Poland Pavilion – It’s the brown building on the right. The full structure resembles a folded paper box. It has an abstract and irregular exterior covered with flowery cut-outs, designed to reflect the Polish folk art.

Switzerland Pavilion – You can see the curtain/net made of aluminium and decorated with red LEDs which surrounds the pavilion. The most distinguished feature of the Switzerland Pavilion is the chair lift ride. People (including us) are willing to queue like craze for this. As you can see fro the photo, we are almost entering the pavilion!

Poland Pavilion, Switzerland Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

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