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Old friends in a new environment

Old friends in a new environment

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 10:03

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with an ex-colleague (and current friend), Björn Wenngren, and his partner Christina.  Björn was one of the consultants who made a major contribution to the National EIA & SEA Project in Ghana, some years ago.  More about that project in the “Projects” section.  Now they live (at least between travels to various parts of the world) in a suburb of Stockholm called Hammarby Sjöstad, a rather new area, built on a site that had been polluted by industry years ago, but which has been cleaned up.  The suburb was designed with energy efficiency and recycling in mind, putting in place a number of systems before the final designs of buildings were even done.  More about that on their website (there is an English version).

The picture shows the view from my friends’ living room towards the centre of Stockholm, the view I enjoyed while I also enjoyed the meal prepared by “chef de cuisine” Björn.

View from Hammarby Sjostad

Nice to have good friends in such pleasant settings!


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