The Shanghai World Expo 2010 is officially over. It lasted 184 days, from May 1 to October 31st, and received more than 73.08 million visitors. In fact, on one day alone, there were 1,032,800 visitors to the Expo grounds. I’ve been back home from the Expo for over a month now so I wasn’t able to enjoy the last day/night of festivities there, but I can imagine how much fun it must have been. For those who weren’t able to visit the Expo, I must share with you what I thought to be one of the most interesting aspects to the Expo: the architecture of the different pavilions. Each pavilion was just as fun to look at and photograph than to go inside and explore.
On my last day in Shanghai, I woke up extra early and spent more than 8 hours wandering the park, trying to visit as many pavilions as I could, instead of sight-seeing the city. Shanghai will be there forever, but the Expo was only with us for a few months. While all of the pavilions will be torn down and recycled, reused and turned into something else, these photographs will always be here- to remind us of the amazing experience that was the Expo.