Recently I went (well, it was in June 2015) to see the Expo in Milan, Italy (Europe).
It was a nice experience, no doubt, but, one day is not enough: one needs to go back several times, to be able to see the sites carefully, in detail, without running through them. I was surprised to see some of the different pavilions, and the countries involved, such as Iran, Kazakistan, and others. The whole world at your feet! What an awesome adventure…
It was with great sadness, instead, that I looked at the Tibet area: they were hit by the tragedy of the earthquake, with so many people being killed, and a country on their knees, being wiped out by natural causes…force majeur… (;o(* They stopped everything , in the pavilion, all the construction work, etc., etc., to go back to their country. Great architectural job, that, unfortunately (or luckily) was finished by workers from Brescia.
It brought tears to my eyes… Stay strong Tibet: Thou shall return into the light!
What was beautiful, was the part of the Italian section, especially The Tree of Life, planned and brought to *life* by Marco Balich, a guy (or rather now he is known for other things), whom I met during my journalistic years, when he organized concerts, et all.
At night, this beautiful tree is lit up in all its glory, and has a light and sound show, which is mesmerizing! It was the feature I loved most! All those beautiful colors, that magical Music! Indeed, a masterpiece of art, and technology at its highest peaks. Sponsored by Coldiretti, Pirelli, and the city town hall of Brescia…
Definitely, my favorite! Bravo Italy! (;o)*
I have posted some pictures (all mine, taken by me) for you readers to see…
Some other details, will be added at random.
The Expo has counted millions and millions of visitors so far (it opened its gates to the world on May 1, 2015 and will close at our Halloween, October 31, 2015). The first month brought in approx. 2.7 million visitors from all over the globe.