The Big Picture: Shanghai World Expo

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

If you’ve never seen The Big Picture, Boston.com’s amazing photo blog, you’ve really been missing out. It’s one of the best ways to understand a story visually, with many large photographs from multiple journalists all gathered in one place.

A recent entry shows photos from Shanghai’s World Expo, a $57 billion dollar fair being put on by China. They’re interesting to see, but a few of them are also quite amusing.

A horrifying baby

When the page first loaded, only the face was visible, and I thought “That baby doesn’t seem quite right…”. Then I realized it wasn’t a baby, but an enormous animated baby mannequin.

Why?!

Just one car for an entire city

A project model shows a possible future transport system in the Pavilion of Future

Simply put, this looks like the loneliest future ever.

A horrifying baby

The North Korean pavilion is seen, next to the Iranian pavilion (right) at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai

Come visit the remaining two-thirds of the axis of evil, in one easy trip!


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