|Posted on October 11, 2010 at 8:05 AM|
Berdych Takes A Tour Of Expo 2010 Shanghai China
by ATP Staff | 11.10.2010
Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych paid a visit to one of the biggest attractions that China has ever put together, the fabulous Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
World No. 7 Berdych, followed in the footsteps of Roger Federer by visiting the centre piece of the Expo, the China Provinces Pavilion, where he posed for photographs on the elevated walkway with the massive red structure behind him.
“This is my fourth time in Shanghai and every time I come back here I see so many changes in the city; it is really amazing,” said Berdych. “The Expo is fabulous and so big. There are so many people here and it looks amazing. They have an incredible job in building this whole facility.”
The 25-year-old Czech then climbed aboard a VIP buggy and went to his own national pavilion, which was almost at the extreme end of the park, where he was met by the pavilion director and posed in ice hockey gear worn by the Czech Republic world champions.
Towards the end of the tour he sent a video message back home. Federer visited the Expo on Sunday.
Tomas Berdych poses in front of the Czech Republic Pavilion as part of a visit to the Shanghai
World Expo during day one of the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters on October 11, 2010 in Shanghai, China
visit official website: The Czech Republic at EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Czech pavilion at Shanghai expo getting record attendance
The Czech Republic’s pavilion at the Expo 2010 fair in Shanghai is proving an enormous success. Attendance figures have surpassed expectations.
“The Czech pavilion welcomed - during the first three months - more than 4 million visitors and original expectations were approximately 3 million as the maximum number of visitors we would get for the duration of the expo –that is from May 1st till October 31st. According to available information attendance, the Czech pavilion is one of the most successful expositions at the expo.
Some of the exhibits are interactive, for instance there is the cockpit of an ultra-light plane where visitors can use a joystick to fly the plane over Czech landscape – that’s a very popular exhibit and the joystick has already had to be replaced. Another example is the work of Jakub Nepraš who uses a number of projectors to bring his sculptures to life. Those are affected by air pollution and they have to be cleaned and maintained also. But the pavilion is sound and solid and because maintenance work takes place at night visitors are not restricted in any way.
Chinese visitors are crazy about anything that they can handle or drive. They are happy that they can touch some of our exhibits and one can say that this is what initially attracts them to our pavilion. But once inside, they are moved and astonished especially by the modern art exhibits by Jakub Nepraš – they can’t understand how it is done and they are really impressed. Those two things are the biggest attractions.