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Greece - Expo Paris 1937

Greece at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© Société pour le Développement du Tourisme 1937
Architect(s) : Zoulias

The pavilion of Greece that you could see in front of Gate 14 was composed of galleries divided into cells reminiscent of the distribution of the Greek house and revolving around an atrium.

The whole was a search for a harmonious blend of modern and ancient in a setting of greenery and flowers worthy of Hellas.

Ceramics, carpets with a prodigious wealth of colours and designs, products of an essentially popular art since they were woven in small family workshops, embroideries from the Archipelago, furniture from Shyros, were exhibited inside along with the resources of the floor.

Paintings showed the technique of making cigarettes, olive oil, wine and liquor.

A summary of the architecture from the time of Minos to the present day was displayed above the entrance to the Pavilion, inviting you to the classic journey to Greece, about which a tourist office provided all practical information.

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