Expo Memories, Hannover
Mongolia represented itself with a Jurt village. These are big round tents.
I entered one and found a photographer and a rack full of Mongolian clothes. There was nobody around save the photographer and a few other Mongolians.
I paid 5 DM and got into a costume to be photographed. My friends came in after me and decided to do the same.
By the time we had finished dressing up, being photographed and laughing our heads off, the whole tent was full with people wanting to have their picture taken too!
Yuck. Even though it is not even 3 years ago, I cannot remember what all the buildings were about.
Each pavilion though had a shop with local produce from the country that it represented. My friend and I would run over and yell: shop shop! A nice change from standing in line to enter the pavilions.
I remember I gaped at a huge 100% silk Oriental carpet from India. The guy tried to sell it to me and I would've bought it had I had the money...
A ride in the cable car was no unnecessary luxury. The terrain is huge and you could hire little electric cars to drive around. We didn't but we did use the (expensive) cable car to go from one end to the other.
We found all sorts of strange and surprising things. I thought I'd make friends with this sculputre but he didn't turn out to be so friendly :-)
Unfortunately I do not know which country did this pavilion. It must be a country with waterfalls.
I loved all these artistic, architectural showcases!
Fancy sitting in the giant wheel cubicle with a stranger who threatens to be sick!
I loved the height and view over the enormous expo terrain.
The pavilion symbolised the various landscapes in The Netherlands. On the second floor there was a wood with real trees that actually upheld the structure of the building.