Expo Milano 2015
I caught a glimpse of an impressive Australian pavilion ‘hanging’ from a hook at Expo 70 in Osaka riding past on the bullet train. Today, 45 years later in Milan, I get off another train, and traipse along covered walkways to reach acres of pavilions to see what Expo Milan, themed ‘Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life’, is all about.
If it wasn’t for a bus driving around the circumference of the site getting mye closer to pavilions I want to see, I might have been back on that train and into my hotel and the bidet of hot water to soothe my ‘burning’ feet, two hours earlier. What my fairly recent onset of peripheral neuropathy portends for future sightseeing, I have no idea, but I’m not going to let it stump me. Still “gotta lotta livin’ to do” . . . and photos to take!
As might be expected, the Italy pavilion has the longest queues. Many other countries put effort into the architectural element, but venturing inside meant standing in line . . . not with sore feet.
So, I come away none the wiser about the most important theme – “Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life. A good Italian friend, working for years with undernourished people in Africa, tells me that the Expo covers this superbly . . . but to be absorbed over many visits (that end with a good meal and many beers.