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Shanghai World Expo 2010 (1)
In the Lens of An Expert on Chinese Camera History

22 May 2010
 

Youfang (游方), one of the most respected experts on the craft history of the Chinese cameras, is an accomplished camera collector and a gifted photographer. The following are some of the shots of Shanghai Expo taken by Youfang:

超级斗拱,红色皇冠。

The magnificent centrepiece of the World Expo 2010, China Pavilion, in a shape of a wooden bracket for the traditional Chinese architecture and a red crown of ancient Chinese emperor

无量国玺

The seal of China

An ingenious design concept formulated by Chinese architects from Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai: the ventilation openings have been moulded as Chinese seals

夜色中的阳光谷

The Sunny Valley at night

The round Sunny Valley next to the square China Pavilion, underlying a deep-seated Chinese cultural approach: being highly accommodating while upholding principles

没有方圆,不成规矩。

Keep the free spirit of the valley within the boundary of the vicinity to allow a harmonious co-existence

吾之一日,三省吾身。

The walls of projection and refection help you to review your action.

总有人感觉这是军用机场。

This is not a military airport but the exhibition hall of Germany.

总有人污蔑这是抽水马桶。

This is not a gigantic toilet closet but the exhibition centre of Taiwan Province.

如幻尘影

The illusive evidences of the past exhibited in the displaying windows are being viewed by a group of illusive audience.

墙上人间

An urban scene of ancient Chinese capital Bianliang (汴梁) during the Song Dynasty - one of four golden ages, namely Han (206BC - 220AD), Tang (618 - 907), Song (960 - 1279) and Ming (1368 - 1644), in Chinese history since the unification of the middle kingdom - revives in animation on the walls in the China Pavilion.

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