Flor de Venezuela aka Flor de Hannover

in Barquisimeto

This was the nation’s contribution to the World Expo in Hannover, Germany in 2000. Created by local architect Fruto Vivas, the three-story glass-and-iron structure has 10m ‘petals’ – when the hydraulics open the flower, it’s 39m in diameter – more impressive at night when bathed in green, tropical floodlights. It houses thousands of plants inside.