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 Netherlands Pavilion

The Dutch chose a setting for the Netherlands Pavilion which reflects the geography of their country.

Like the Netherlands it has a marine background. To the north flows the St-Lawrence River and to the west is Swan Lake.

The cocoon-like structure of the pavilion consists of 35 miles of tubular aluminium, and it rests on concrete foundations covered with Dutch bricks. One of the three main exhibition halls has a cantilevered area thrusting out towards the river. This affords a magnificent view of Montreal.

Faithful to Expo's overall theme, exhibits deal with life in the Netherlands and the overseas territories of the kingdom: Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands. historic and contemporary world role is described in lively presentations.

There are visual display on such topics as: geographiy of the country ( Gateway to europe): struggle with the sea; industrialization, housing and town planning in one of the world's most densely populated areas; trade and commerce, shipping, ( Rotterdam is the world's busiest port!) and communications; culture and scientific achievements.

The Netherlands also participates in the Pavilion of the European Communities.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )


Man and is World in 1969 - Photos 69

The story of man in photographs is the feature of this pavilion. Some 800 photographs, about 60 per cent of them in color, are exhibited. Some photos are as large as seven feet. Fifty Quebec photographers are represented, including suxh well-known names as Marc-André Gagné, Renald Labelle, John Max, Normand Grégoire and Michel Saint-Jean.

(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)

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