EXPO EXHIBITION IN MILAN – OVERVIEW
The Expo in Milan continues – thousands of crowds of visitors visiting the exhibition, not paying attention to the monstrous heat. Not the best effect adds high humidity, but it is not able to stop tens of thousands of people who come every day to the world food exhibition. Hours of people at the exhibition in such harsh climatic conditions is a huge problem, but the excellent organization of the whole event makes you forget about the heat.
Thousands of people are constantly moving from the modern Rho Fiera Expo metro station towards the exhibition center. The influx of visitors increases at 19-00, when a ticket for the last four-hour excursion before closing costs 5 euros – seven times less than a ticket for the whole day. In the evening, long lines line up at the entrance, but thanks to efficient organization, waiting time in the open-air queue is not required.
Among the main achievements of the Italian organizers is the safety of visitors. Already at the station you can see the presence of large police forces, as well as civil defense volunteers offering personal protective equipment and all the necessary information. On the territory of the Expo, numerous patrols of policemen and carabinieri monitor the order; they are also present near the pavilions. Most of the police on the main avenue Decumano and in the vast area of the Italian pavilion – Palazzo Italia.
Expo organizers admit to the media that they did not expect the exhibition to be held in the capital of Lombardy during the hottest summer in the history of Milan. Extraordinary measures were taken to help visitors cope with the burning sun: large water sprinklers, small fountains and water curtains were installed. Doctors are constantly on duty next to the exhibition. The Czech pavilion located near the entrance is especially popular, in front of which there is a pool where adults hold their legs and children swim whole. In the hot season, it is difficult to find a free place in the Czech pavilion.
Among the ten largest attractions of Expo, the most popular forest in the Austrian pavilion. Walking along a narrow path among the branches of trees and streams, you can have a wonderful break from the heat. The temperature of the Austrians is several degrees lower than throughout the Expo.
The exact opposite is the very popular Brazilian pavilion, which you need to enter by cable net. Overcoming the entire route requires great effort and dexterity. Records of popularity breaks the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates because of the interior design resembling dunes. At any time there are long lines. In the evening, this is one of the most crowded pavilions. According to Italian media, this is the most interesting and most original place of the exhibition.
A very wide range of products is offered by the Belgians. At their exhibition, they emphasized fishing. There you can admire a variety of fish in aquariums, as well as masterpieces of jewelry art of famous jewelers from Antwerp closed in armored windows. From morning till night, lovers of french fries from the famous Antoine bar in Brussels stand in a long line to the Belgians.
South Korea delivered the latest technology and stunned visitors with projections of dishes on virtual machines. The stately US pavilion presents the country’s achievements in agriculture along with the environmental appeals of US President Barack Obama. However, the American, full of self-irony, part of the restaurant, where dishes of “unhealthy” cuisine, headed by burgers are served by monsters, is much more popular.
Among all the restaurants in the national pavilions, the most popular German in the Bavarian style. They serve beer in liter mugs and typical German dishes – sausages with curry and fried potatoes. The decor in the French pavilion is recognized as the funniest – with pots and pans hanging above the heads of visitors.
Visitors are happy to look into the Vatican pavilion, where a Tintoretto painting is presented, and the pavilion’s eloquent decor is crowned with a long and empty table in the center. This is one of the few places in the entire exposition of nutrition and energy for the life of the planet, also reminiscent of the hunger that exists in the world, from which other inhabitants of the planet suffer.
The work of the exhibition ends in the evening under the main symbol – the Tree of Life. On this huge installation, developed on the basis of Michelangelo’s drawing, light shows are held, gathering tens of thousands of spectators.