Postcards from Expo 67 in Montreal

08/04/09 – Place d’Accueil – this is the main entrance to the Exhibition and the terminus of the mass transit. Buildings on the extensive deck are restaurants, boutiques and reception rooms.

All postcards marked: Official post card / Les Messageries de Press Benjamin Ltee / Benjamin News Co., Ltd., Montreal 3, Canada / Plastichrome of Canada / ©1963 [?]

Showing Austria Pavillion also Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands Pavilions. The towers of the New City of Montreal loom in the background.

Located on the Ile Sainte-Helene shows the art, industry and way of life of Japan.

Pavilion of the Soviet Union

The pavilion of the Soviet Union covers 175,000 square feet and shows the achievements of its peoples during the 50 years of progress. Its theme is “Everything in the name of Man, for the benefit of Man.”

Pavilion of the United States

The pavilion of the United States on the Sainte Helene is a huge transparent geodesic “skybreak bubble” 250 feet in spherical diameter and 200 feet high. Its exhibits show the creative efforts of man based on a life in a prosperous and automated society.

Exciting view on Ile Notre-Dame

Exciting view on Ile Notre-Dame looking from the Canadian exhibit to the French Pavilion, Haiti and the British Pavilions.

The Pavilion of Burma
The Pavilion of Burma is situated on the Ile Notre-Dame. It offers traditional Burmese architecture with elaborate floral wood carvings.

Pavilion of the Western Provinces
Pavilion of the Western Provinces on Ile Notre-Dame, is finished in natural material from Western Canada. Its distinctive profile symbolizes the topography of the participating provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, from tree-decked mountain slopes to prairie and ocean.

Canada Pavilion
Canada’s pavilion covers 11 acres and is dominated by a great inverted pyramid called “Katimavik” (Eskimo for “Meeting Place”).

Exciting view at Expo 67

Exciting view at Expo 67 – this view shows the Indians of Canada Pavilion, the Pavilion on the the United Nations and beyond the mighty St. Lawrence River looms the terrific Montreal skyline.

Pavilion of the Soviet Union

The Pavilion of the Soviet Union covers 175,000 square feet and shows the achievements of its peoples during the 50 years of progress. Its theme is “Everything in the name of Man, for the benefit of Man.”

Pavilion of Iran [EX256]
Iran on Ile Saint-Helene.Its style was inspired by an ancient Iranian structure, and the tile work that decorates the columns o the pavilion is an authentic example of Iranian decorative art.

The pavilion of the United States [EX238]
The pavilion of the United States on Ile Sainte-Helene is a huge transparent geodesic ‘skybreak bubble’ 250 feet in spherical diameter and 200 feet high. Its exhibits show the creative efforts of man based on a life in a prosperous and automated society.

International section on Ile Notre-Dame [EX266]
International section on Ile Notre-Dame showing Africa Place and pavilions of the Near and Far East.

General view from Place des Nations [EX234]
General view from Place des Nations looking across Swan Lake towards Theme Pavilion "Man he Explorer".The fountain of the Swans is a popular attraction.

Pavilion of the province of Quebec [EX106A]
Pavilion of the province of Quebec. This unique structure will be built over water and will appear to be constructed of glass. It will be 50 feet high and will cover 25, 000 square feet.

Pavilion of the Republic of China [EX262]
Pavilion of the Republic of China on Ile Sainte-Helene is designed to show how the people of Taiwan, China live and work, and their part in the story of Man and His World.

Pavilion of Ethiopia [EX219]

Pavilion of Ethiopia on Ile Notre-Dame is uniquely beautiful in construction, shape and colour, surmounted by a giant heraldic lion.

Great Britain Pavilion [EX107]
Great Britain pavilion… an exciting group of buildings reflecting the maturity, the strength and the aspirations of the British Nation.

The Labyrinth [EX 259]
The Labyrinth located on Cite du Havre. This is one of the most ambitious of al lthe projects. The Labyrinth – prepared by the National Film Board of Canada – tells significantly in a unique film the essential Story of Man.

The pavilion of Italy [EX228]
The pavilion of Italy on the Ile Notre-Dame presents ‘Man and His World’ under three headings: Poetry, Custom and Progress. The roof-top display of sculpture is notable.

Great Britain Pavilion
Great Britain pavilion on Ile Notre-Dame. An exciting group of buildings reflecting the maturity, the strength and the aspirations of the British Nation.

Great Britain Pavilion [EX215]
Great Britain pavilion on Ile Notre-Dame. An exciting group of buildings reflecting the maturity, the strength and the aspirations of the British Nation.

Terre des Hommes / Man and his World [EX 222]
General view on Ile Notre-Dame showing a part of Memorial Expo 67 – Katimavik, France and the Music Belfry.

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