Thursday, September 22, 2005

Global Common 3 & 4 (Europe)

We totally missed the Global Common 3 and 4 (both eastern and western Europe) zones. There are more than 30 countries from the European region participating in the exposition.
I really wanted to see some of these pavilions - Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic and the Nordic countries.
Our legs were too tired. Menaka was taking a short break. I was wandering around taking pictures. I actually like the flower picture (topmost) very much.
The Kiccoro Gondola (600 yen/adult) that operates between the North Terminal (in Corporate Pavilion Zone B) and the South Terminal (in Global Common 4). As one gets tired, it is a convenient two-minute ride.
The design and creation of the Spain Pavilion is unique - formed by 10,000 hexagonal ceramic pieces. The totality of these pieces will be offered at a price of 2,000,000 yen.
Participating countries in the Global Common 3 & 4 zones include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, the Caucasian and the Nordic countries.

I have been tagged to do a 'favorite seven' meme post by Primrose. A little reluctant, well, I am going to break the meme rules. I am going to rebel this time. I hope she doesn't mind.


zbjernak said...

the purple-ish of the plants are cool...but eruope booth...they never sell anything interesting? coz u never pst much on the goodies though...

the "spanish wall"...teyt ring to make some mosaic....2 million yen = Rm6000?? if i got bungalow...then i buy and make it my floor...ahahhahaha

Amanda Brightwell said...

Top picture is very pretty, love the way the colors go together

Primrose said...

Heh, heh! No prob Patrick, about the meme. I like the hexagonal ceramic pieces. Like a bee hive...

Eddie said...

hey 2 million yen per piece or what???
2 million yen is RM 75000

Patrick Leong said...

zbjernak : we didn't visit any of the pavilions in these zones. just pictures from outside area. you are wrong in the calculation. check eddie's comment.

amanda : yes. i like that picture too. i just sent my pictures for printing. i am excited to see how they would turn out - the colors.

primrose : yes. i find them unique too. if i can put them on my walls - in my bedroom.

eddie : totality of the hexagonal pieces are offered at a price starting 2,000,000 yen. competing buyers can raise their offers. it is supposed to be some sort of a charity auction. there are also 450 hexagonal pieces that have not been used for the final construction of the spain pavilion and for those, the starting price will be from 4,500,000 yen (only for 450 pieces).

ODD said...