jeudi 26 février 2015
History - Morocco pavilion at New York 1964-65 World's Fair #1
Morocco Pavilion - New York 1964
The sights and sounds of North Africa are reproduced in this graceful, privately sponsored pavilion of traditional Moorish design with arches and an open patio.
One section is a bazaar, where Moroccan goods are for sale.
Elsewhere, works by Moroccan artists are on display, as well as documents and memorabilia significant to Morocco's history.
An information center offers advice on import-export trade as well as on the country's tourist attractions.
There are two restaurants and a night club.
Land of the Bazaar
Expert craftsmen and women in Moroccan dress weave carpets and make brassware and leather goods.
Visitors can see them knotting rugs - making more than 20,000 knots per square yard at the rate of a yard a week.
Moroccan foods are also on sale.
The two eating places offer Moroccan specialities in different surroundings and prices.
A sidewalk cafe' is in front, a serve-yourself cafeteria in back.
A supper club, Le Club de Marrakech, offers Moroccan entertainment: dancers, singers and musicians.