© Philippe Lemaire
The Dominica pavilion brings together a bit of its country and its people, always welcoming, friendly and optimistic. Heirs to a rich culture, the product of multiple French, African and Creole influences, they pour this admirable mixture into their music, their dances, their crafts and their gastronomy. In the country there are still indigenous people called Kalinago, who keep and perpetuate ancestral customs. The relationship of this country with water is closely linked to the fact that this island, which rises from the Caribbean Sea, is entirely covered by exuberant tropical forests, rivers, dizzying waterfalls, enveloping fog and thermal lakes. Known as Nature's Island, its rugged terrain creates landscapes of remarkable beauty.
The visitor has access to magical traditions that include cinema and carnival that are intensely experienced. Dominica's economy depends, almost exclusively, on agriculture and ecotourism. For this reason, a system of marine reserves is highly developed, with the aim of protecting these areas and sensitising its citizens to the need to maintain the marine environment. The island, as the pavilion visitor discovers it, has a unique microclimate and a rich biodiversity.
© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008