World expos are truly extravagant events. They have been compared to anything from ‘Disneyland’, through ‘vanity fair’ and ‘tourist information show’ to ‘architecture freak show’. Here is a round-up of five bizarre facts about World Fairs and five serious questions they pose to the upcoming Expo in Dubai in 2020: Continue reading “Expo curiosities”
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”
It is time for me to say goodbye to this amazing city. It has been an absolute pleasure and I hope to return sometime soon.
Above is a selection of photos from Seville. Most of them have been taken at the Expo ’92 site. While the historic areas of the city are amazingly beautiful, the neglected Expo site became an obsession of mine over the last 3 months. I intend to do more research into Expo sites around the world soon.
A – Italian Pavillion, Expo ’92
D – Torre Triana, Expo ’92
I – Sevilla Tower
O – View form Italian Pavillion towards Sevilla Tower, Expo ’92
S – Logo of Sevilla
PS: I will keep on posting about Seville as there is so much more to say about this exciting and beautiful city. Expect some city guides and tips as well.
Here is a selection of random (but intriguing) facts about Seville Expo 92, complemented by pictures of the site nowadays.
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