On this day 25 years ago Seville welcomed the world for Expo 1992. Happy anniversary!
The Andalusian capital will mark the occasion with a series of events. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will pay a visit to the city to give an official start to the festivities.
The two royals attended the original opening 25 years ago. 112 countries were represented at the event on the island of La Cartuja between April and October 1992. The national pavilions were supposed to be temporary, scheduled for demolition shortly after the event. However, most structures were never taken down. Today some of them are abandoned, while others accommodate tech and science companies.
Big City Little Monkey will mark the occasion with some pictures from the beautifully decaying site of Expo ’92.
Space rockets, tons of concrete and glass, trains in the air, a united Europe and religious tolerance – that’s what the future looked like (almost) 25 years ago. Today one may wonder whether the organisers and participants of Seville Expo 92 simply got it all wrong or their vision was just set further ahead in time. Continue reading “The future, 25 years ago”
The Expo 92 site is a truly fascinating place (that’s why it was the subject of my first ever blog post) but it gets even better once you see pictures of what it was like during the event itself. Some of these pictures still look futuristic!
Photographs can say more than words sometimes, therefore I decided to do my own Then & Now photo collection of the Expo 92 site. Here it is:
Unfortunately, the best old pictures I could find are aerial ones that I can’t currently reproduce from the same viewpoints. One can still see the difference though.
I will keep updating this Then & Now gallery (Last updated: 02.11.2016).
All Now images belong to the author. Then images from:
[Featured image] found on Pinterest, pinned by Lucia Fernandez