Saturday, June 13, 2015

1967 International and Universal Exposition (Expo 67), Montreal, Quebec, Canada 12.11.1967

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was the general exhibition, Category One World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. It also set the single-day attendance record for a world's fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day.
France issued only one stamp to commemorate EXPO67. The stamp featured the beautiful French Pavilion at the Exposition.
The Pavilion of France was located on Ile Notre-Dame and consisted of a powerful structure of concrete and steel, entirely enclosed within walls of glass surrounded by aluminum sun-breaker strips, providing an attractive sculpture effect. The building comprises eight exhibition levels with a total surface of approximately 220,000 sq. ft. its height is approximately 100 feet; the whole being dominated by decorative masts and a steel arrow.

The French presentation of her Pavilion devolved around the theme of Tradition and Invention, in the french genius at all levels.

Thank you Merja.

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