Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Close up of UK’s Seed Cathedral, World Expo 2012

Seeds of Seed Cathedral

Another Seed Cathedral close-up

In 2010 I got to go to the World Expo in Shanghai. The pavilions each country made were spectacular. The United Kingdom created a Seed Cathedral sort of a cubic porcupine with encased seeds on each spike. I enjoyed it, but thought it was more of an art exhibit that an exhibit of the UK. Still it was widely popular with three hour waiting lines in the heat of July and August.

Exterior of UK’s Seed Cathedral

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. ailsapm
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 13:34:03

    Wonderful shots :)

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  3. Jo Bryant
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 16:52:30

    Wow these are great. I have never heard of the Seed Cathedral. What is it exactly ?

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    • smkelly8
      Jun 19, 2012 @ 06:50:53

      For the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai Great Britain’s country pavilion was this Seed Cathedral. It was a cool idea (though I’m not sure that it succeeds in showing the world the UK) of decorating a cube structure with these acrylic quills that hold a group of seeds. Inside and out, there were these seed quills and the bottom photo shows how the structure looked from the outside. It’s not technically a cathedral, but I think the word heightened the romance.

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  4. Colline
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 18:48:17

    These are amazing close-ups!!

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  5. Bams Triwoko
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 22:31:07

    Wonderful pics… :)

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  6. Albadr Nasution
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 03:48:07

    Its an amazing architecture. And you phototgraphed in close up makes in even more. Love it. All.

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  7. The Retiring Sort
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:58:48

    Very interesting – I never heard of the Seed Cathedral before! Great phoos

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