It’s taken QUITE some time to get these pictures up of the World Expo held in Yeosu. You’ll understand when you go through all 60 pictures. This is probably my longest photoblog ever, but I hope it’s worth it!
The Expo blew my mind…to state it simply. The place is soooo big, we probably didnt even touch 1/5th of the place, and we were there one day! We would like to go back and explore a little bit more!
We spent most of the day in the International pavilions. The main concept of the expo was to find a way to save the ocean, its habitat, and water. The international part of the expo was basically a huge science fair on crack…funded by…the world. They had about every country you could imagine, even some I had no idea how to say. I was blown away by the creativity of each country. I also was awakened to the fact of how big the world is…and how little I’ve actually seen. God has made SUCH an amazing world…It’s sad we dont have much time (or make the time) to explore it.
Not only did they have all these international pavilions that showcased the worlds artistic abilities, they had a huge robots exhibit (real life huge robots like the ones you see in movies), an aquarium that goes all the way around you, a wooden puppet that is quite a few stories high and can actually be controlled by those on the ground (not quite sure on the hight), and last but not least, mindblowing laser/fountain/light shows. Seriously. I’d thought I had seen lights…but seriously these lights make others dull in comparison.
Enough talking. Please enjoy the pictures.
In the international section…the ceiling holds a HUGE LCD screen.
Huge life-size hourglasses:
Alisha found ‘smoke’ bubbles. The bubbles pop into a wisp of smoke!
The country of amber.
Denmark. Pretty much awesome.
This wave is built of legos. 685,810 lego bricks (and counting…you can add your own). 1,318 hours to build.
Each of these luminescent glass jars are filled with sea water from different parts of the world.
Isreal. Bible verses all over the walls.
These cylinders are actually huge. Notice in the bottom right there is a person taking a picture.
Not sure who’s pavilion this one was…
Dad. This chair is for you. :)
Derik was excited to try this out for once…
I actually ended up getting really sick halfway though the day. Thankfully I felt better after a sketchy 3 hours.
Sometimes translation into English may not come out the way they were thinking. Or maybe they’re actually serious.
Giant bamboo/light tube forest
Samsung pavilion…really really cool.
Inside one pavilion…room of mirrors
Derik had his blood pressure checked…by a phone.
And then dusk hit. :) Have I mentioned I love lights?
We ate dinner at the German Restaurant…basically best sausage, potatoes, and beer i’ve seriously ever had.
And to end the night, the big O show. They used lights, fog, lasers, fire, water, and projections to make this the show stopper.
I’d like to say I just popped this up on the blog, but literally it took hours, and it’s now 2:25am. So goodnight! I hope you enjoyed. :)