The Pavilion of Ethiopia is cone-shape and colorful, purple and red with golden decorations, reminiscent of the ceremonial umbrellas of the priests of the ancient Ethiopian city of Axum. It is on Ile Notre-Dame, east of the island's Expo-Express station. At its pinnacle revolves a heraldic lion.
At the head of the access staircase, flanked by lions representing the 13 provinces of the Empire, visitors look down on a replica of the Church of St-George at Lalibella, its interior containing the Crowns of Axum, 1,000 silver crosses and other objets d'art.
Animals and birds native to Ethiopia are displayed. Slides show scenes of Ethiopia, and the interior roofing is covered with paintings on canvas that tell the history and the legends of Ethiopia.
Exibits tell of the natural riches of Ethiopia, and the work of artists and artisans. A replica of the Imperial Throne of Ethiopia is on view.
In the bar and cafeteria visitors can enjoy famed Ethiopian coffee from Harrar and other specialties.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )Man and is World in 1969
Under a red tent on ils Notre-Dame is a new garden guarded by four sculptures representing the Lion of Judah. Lights play on a fountain on the main level, which also contains benches for weary visitors. From the mezzanine, the visitor has a panoramic view.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)