The design for the Cubain pavilion was selected from 25 entries submitted in an architectural contest, and reprensents the youthful spiritof the Cubain Revolution, openness, gaiety and rapid development.
Located in ils Notre-Dame, close to the Theme Pavilion Man the Producer, it consists of a series of geometrical figures projected in all directions and in various shapes.
Long square tubes pointing outward house screens upon qhich visitors can watch films showing how Cubans live.
The pavilion is of steel with aluminum walls coated with white vinyl. It uses multicolored glass and plastic domes. When Expo 67 is over, the pavilion will be dismantled and shipped to Cuba to be rebuilt for exhibition purposes.
In exhibits on three levels the continuity on this story of Man and his World is observed, showing Cuba as it was before the success of its Revolution on January 1, 1959, and as it is today.
There are exhibit devoted to the economy, industry, education, medical care and social welfare.
As to the good things of life for which Cuba is famous, a restaurant and a bar serve fresh Cuban seafood specially brought to Montreal and Cuban drinks such as Daiquiri and Cuba Libre prepared with Cuban rum.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )Man and is World in 1969
Out of the crypt of its most celebrated church, the Alexander Nevsky Memorial Church, in Sofia, Bulgaria presents some of its greatest art treasures. Participating for the first time, Bulgaria features an exhibit of icons dating back to the 12th century and a presentation of gold objects of the pre-Christian era. Other elements of the exhibit are Bulgarian musical instruments of the renaissance period, ancient national costumes, ceramics and a display on tourism.
Icons constituted the basic form of Bulgarian painting in the medieval period. Icon-painting was essentially a religions art, dictated by the needs of the Eastern Orthodox church. Subjects drawn from the New Testament, with scenes from the life of Christ, Mary and the saints.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)