The Scandinavian Pavilion is set on lolumns in the center of a garden of scupture. Its general theme is Man in Unity, with emphasis on the prime importance of international co-operation.
Almost every constituent, from steel structure, concrete prefabricated units for roofs and walls, ramps, sun blins and carpets to the slate on the ground level and the elevator for the handicapped, was made in a Scandinavian country.
Moving ramps provide transport ground level to the first floor where a variety of restaurants serve fine Scandinavian food and drink.
Proceeding by ramp to the second floor, visitors will find themselves in the exhibit area where the five nations have individual display, so arranged that the exhibit content, like a building, reflects Scandinavian's basic unity.
The Scandinavian pavilion faces the Boulevard du Centeraire on Ils Sainte-Hélène. It adjoins the Place des Nations Station of the Expo-Express and the Man the Explorer Theme complex.
The way people eat and drink in the five Scandinavian countries is extraordinarily varied.
In one country they are partial to hearty breakfasts and ignore lunch, whereas in another they think of a cup of coffee as breakfast, wallow through a seemingly endless lunch, skip dinner, but are tempted by late snack. In another Scandinavian country the accent is on an early dinner, followed maybe by a light supper.
This is one reason eating and drinking one's way through Scandinavian becomes espacially's interesting.
A food fact that all good Scandinavians recognize is that calories are more appetizing than vitamins. Thus Scandinavian food is rich and generous, with a great deal of variety in the treatment of fish and meat.
Five architects, one from each of the Scandinavian nations participating were responsible for the desing:
Spain makes its "début" at Man and his World with the fiery dances of Andalusia. Twelve of its top Flamenco artists form the Ballet Paco Ruiz-Carmen Rojasbring Spain's gaiety to this pavilion. A restaurant and bar, with a personnel of about 30 persons from a leading Spanish hotel chain, is part of Spain's participation. Six hostesses also are from Spain. The tablao flamenco, featuring folk and classical dances and songs, is staged twicw daily. Each show lasts about 45 minutes.
The exhibits proper covers the broad range from architecture to history, tourism to bullfighting. The dispay begins with an introduction to the paradores, the renowned lodgrigns to be found in old palaces, castles, monasteries and mansions. Next comes the Eternal Spain, a section synthesizing the history of the nation. At the centre is a traditional Castillian fountain. In the typical Spain, special emphasis is placed on Andalusia. Patios, streets of the south of Spain with its whitewashed walls, wrought-iron grills and a great profusion of flowers transport the visitor to the heart of Cordoba, Granada and Seville.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)