Posts Tagged ‘World’s Fair’

Lisbon

Monday, August 10th, 2009

June 12, 2009

We started the day in the Praca do Comercio which is a plaza that sits on the edge of the city right next to the river.  This plaza is of the Plaza Mayor style with the tree sides not facing the water all having matching facades with a central gate to one of the major streets(and no cars are allowed on it) in the city.

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

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Sevilla: The Fair that Worked

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

June 10, 2009

At the start of the day we made our way through the campus of the University of Sevilla.

University of Sevilla Courtyard

University of Sevilla Courtyard

From there we headed over to the grounds of the Ibero-American Exposition (photos) of 1929. On the way we saw one of the buildings I had done research on previously, the Infanta Elena Library by Cruz y Ortiz.

Infanta Elena Library

Infanta Elena Library

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Expo ’92: Welcome to a Sci-Fi Movie

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sevilla held a World’s Fair type World’s Fair type Expo in 1992 and then had no idea what to do with their exposition halls.  What follows is a photo story, with minor narration, of what has happened with the grounds of the Expo ’92 in Sevilla.

Bridge over what used to be a river with Pavilion of the Future

Bridge over what used to be a river with Pavilion of the Future

This is the sight you see as you enter the old fairgrounds after crossing the Puente de la Barqueta.

Pavilion of the Future

Pavilion of the Future

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Expo ’92 Bridges

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 8, 2009

Location: Sevilla, Spain

As Expo ’92 was built across the street from the main city new bridges were needed to provide access.

Puente de la Barqueta

Engineer: Juan J. Arenas y Marcos J. Pantaleón

Date: 1992

Puente de la Barqueta

Puente de la Barqueta

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