A bridge leads across a stream to the pavilion's three round buildings. Two small thatch-roofed structures set in a tropical landscape contain industrial exhibits, a shop selling souvenirs and a tourism. The round main building, with curving glass walls inside a steel grid, houses handicrafts, a travel display and a restaurant in which members of Guinea's famed ballet troupe perform.

The Republic of Guinea didn't participate in the larger African Pavilion, choosing instead to operate its own exhibits in the hope of drawing more attention to their business and tourism offerings. The area was attractively landscaped, but an admission charge likely kept away most would-be visitors. (CD #62 Set 255 #24)


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