an incredibly beautiful and ornate cathedral, La Scala and this year EXPO 2015.
Some 20 million people are expected to attend EXPO between May and October, and judging from today’s crowd that is not an unreasonable projection. As many people as were there, the complex is so huge that it didn’t seem uncomfortable. Here and there were some long lines, but it was amazing how efficiently they were moved along.
The exhibits cover some 460 acres, and the hubby and I walked the whole thing, a distance of more than 7 miles. At first we checked out many of the pavilions, but as the day wore on we went into fewer and fewer. Trying to do EXPO in one day was an almost impossible fete and hard on the FEET!
others looked like they were lifted from their natural environs.
The US pavilion was rather understated, but as you might guess, it was very crowded. What kept lines from forming were the escalators that kept people moving. Interestingly, this was the only pavilion we saw that had a video of a head of state welcoming visitors.
Italy outdid itself with 4 pavilions, the largest of which was an architectural wonder.
A feature there was the Tree of Life which, as music played, came into full bloom as water danced around it.
All in all EXPO 2015 is one of those possibly one in a lifetime unique experiences that is totally overwhelming. If you are not among the millions who are going to Milan between now and October 1, perhaps these glimpses will give you an idea of the scope of the event and whet your appetite to attend the next one to be held in 5 years in Dubai. After seeing this one, I’m thinking it might take that long to prepare!
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