Saturday, May 5, 2007

Expo 67 Montreal

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It coincided with the Canadian Centennial that year. Expo 67 was originally going to be held in Moscow, to help the Soviet Union celebrate the 50th anniversary of its revolution.

Logo designed by Julien Hébert

Aerial View

Most of the 62 participating countries in Expo 67 had their own national pavilions; however, a number of them were grouped together, such as the Scandinavian countries and some African countries. A few Canadian provinces and American states also had their own pavilions. Other pavilions represented particular industries or explored the relationships between human beings and universal themes such as health, the environment, and work. A commissioner headed each pavilion, and a number of hostesses acted as ambassadors.
Biosphere
United States' pavillion - Biosphere
Canadian Pavillion
Canadian Pavillion
Germany Pavillion
Federal Republic of Germany pavilion
USSR Pavillion
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (USSR) Pavillion
Chinese Pavillion
The Pavillion of the Republic of China
Montreal Casino
The Pavillion of France

Habitat 67 - created by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master's thesis at McGill University and built as part of Expo 67.

2 comments:

Freddie Sirmans said...

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actionmoviefreak said...

I went to this at age 7. It seemed so futuristic and was inspiring. The food was good too LOL.