(UPDATED!) My wife and I, with some great friends, had the chance to visit the Expo 2000 in Hannover Germany. That was 10 years ago, but the images and impressions, although before the time of th ever-present digital camera, are forever in our minds. It was an amazing experience, to say the least. Now, the 2010 Expo kicks off in Shanghai, China, and as expected the numbers are staggering. China trumps the excess in spending for the Bejing Olympics and spends more, builts more and trys so very hard to impress the West. Germany is presentm with a great pavillion. Jump to their website to learn about the thoughts behind the installation. Get a feel and watch a movie… almost as great as being there…

Check out the awesome photos of some of the pavillions here.