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Posts tagged Expo 2012

Sep 8 '12

930 images of Expo 2012 in less than 4 minutes!

Sep 6 '12

Across from one of the entrances at this year’s world’s fair (Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea) was an almost hidden reminder of the 1964-‘65 New York World’s Fair: the “it’s a small world” theme from the Pepsi/UNICEF Pavilion.

Sep 6 '12

Here’s our video highlighting Expo 2012’s Lotte Pavilion. It features a ride that could be described as the balloon ride version of Disney’s “Soarin’” attraction.

Lotte is a big entertainment/food/drink/retail company in Korea.

Sep 6 '12

Expo 2012’s France Pavilion was certainly one of the more visually unique pavilions at Yeosu’s world’s fair.

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Sep 5 '12
Sep 4 '12

The DJ Dance Show at the Big-O, Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Sep 3 '12

The Marine Robot Pavilion, Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Sep 1 '12

The Big-O Nighttime Spectacular at Expo 2012, the world’s fair held in Yeosu, South Korea.

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Sep 1 '12
There were many moments I had to slap my forehead when going through the Expos x Expos exhibit at Expo 2012. I’m very sad to report that there were many, MANY inaccuracies and missed opportunities with the exhibit. Going through my photos, I have several examples, but this one really saddened me.In the 1904 Saint Louis section, this photo was shown to illustrate that the ice cream cone was invented (or introduced, depending on who you ask) at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. If you ask any historian of the 1904 World’s Fair, you’ll discover that no one’s really quite clear on HOW the ice cream cone was invented… and they aren’t really sure WHO did it. It’s the subject of much debate.The photo is clearly not from 1904 and doesn’t match the style of design you would expect from the real 1904. To me, it looked more like that retro turn-of-the-century of 1920’s look that was popular in 1970’s chain restaurants.A quick search online for “Original 1904 World’s Fair Ice Cream Emporium” brings up entries that show that it was a Missouri business that dissolved in 1981. I somehow imagine if there was a 77-year-old ice cream business in St. Louis, there wouldn’t be so much confusion about the origin of the ice cream cone.I’m going to try to find out more about this business, but clearly the photo has absolutely no relation to the 1904 World’s Fair.It’s just one example, sadly, of an exhibit that was created to fill space to show a timeline of world expos… without really wanting to import any real impressions or information.My understanding is that the exhibit was created by a Chinese group and translated into Korean for Expo 2012. Sadly, the Expo 2010 World Expo Museum had many of these same mistakes.

There were many moments I had to slap my forehead when going through the Expos x Expos exhibit at Expo 2012. I’m very sad to report that there were many, MANY inaccuracies and missed opportunities with the exhibit. Going through my photos, I have several examples, but this one really saddened me.

In the 1904 Saint Louis section, this photo was shown to illustrate that the ice cream cone was invented (or introduced, depending on who you ask) at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. If you ask any historian of the 1904 World’s Fair, you’ll discover that no one’s really quite clear on HOW the ice cream cone was invented… and they aren’t really sure WHO did it. It’s the subject of much debate.

The photo is clearly not from 1904 and doesn’t match the style of design you would expect from the real 1904. To me, it looked more like that retro turn-of-the-century of 1920’s look that was popular in 1970’s chain restaurants.

A quick search online for “Original 1904 World’s Fair Ice Cream Emporium” brings up entries that show that it was a Missouri business that dissolved in 1981. I somehow imagine if there was a 77-year-old ice cream business in St. Louis, there wouldn’t be so much confusion about the origin of the ice cream cone.

I’m going to try to find out more about this business, but clearly the photo has absolutely no relation to the 1904 World’s Fair.

It’s just one example, sadly, of an exhibit that was created to fill space to show a timeline of world expos… without really wanting to import any real impressions or information.

My understanding is that the exhibit was created by a Chinese group and translated into Korean for Expo 2012. Sadly, the Expo 2010 World Expo Museum had many of these same mistakes.

Aug 31 '12

The Climate and Environment Pavilion, Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Aug 30 '12
Expo 2005’s mascots Kiccoro and Morizzo in a display in the Japan Pavilion, Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea
http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/mascots/

Expo 2005’s mascots Kiccoro and Morizzo in a display in the Japan Pavilion, Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/mascots/

Aug 28 '12

Expo 2012’s Lotte Pavilion featured what could be described as the hot air balloon version of Disney’s Soarin’.

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Aug 28 '12
The Sudan Pavilion at Expo 2012 still showed the pre-2011 borders before South Sudan became independent.
http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

The Sudan Pavilion at Expo 2012 still showed the pre-2011 borders before South Sudan became independent.

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Aug 25 '12

Not all nations in Expo 2012’s Atlantic Ocean Joint Pavilion were connected to the Atlantic Ocean more than another ocean. Presumably, space was limited in the Indian Ocean Joint Pavilion. Even the Comorros, a nation IN the Indian Ocean was in this pavilion.

http://www.ExpoMuseum.com/2012/

Aug 23 '12

Timor-Leste, being a new country, can claim a 100% participation rate at world’s fairs. They’ve been at both Shanghai’s Expo 2010 and Yeosu’s Expo 2012. Few countries can claim this.