Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Rhine River and Wasserwerk

One of the better 'world views' I have absorbed so far during the International Conference on Environment, Forced Migration & Social Vulnerability is not one that I picked up from the sessions, but from the wide windows of a UN University conference room. The UN Uni has one of the enviable view of the Rhine River in Bonn, only rivaled by the Post Tower which lords it over the Bonn landscape.

The white building on the foreground is the Wasserwerk, literally 'Waterworks,' which used to house the water pumping station of the city. They have converted the building into a conference center. I am now in the same building as I type this. Here is a peek inside:

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