Archive for the ‘Luanda’ Category

Torres Atlantico – Inauguration 18-12-2009

December 27, 2009

The Torres Atalantico was officially inaugurated Friday December 18, in the presence of the President of Angola. I unfortunately missed this event since I relocated from Luanda to Brisbane last November.

Le complexe Torres Atlantico a été officiellement inauguré le vendredi 18 décembre 2009 en la présence du président de la République de l’Angola. J’ai malheureusement manqué cet événement, du au fait que je suis parti en november déjà pour Brisbane pour ma nouvelle mission. 

The President, arriving at the main entrance of the office building, on the Marginal

The remainder of the PMT: Veronique Gomand (my replacement), John Grieve, Dennis Thompson (architect), Sanda Simao,Victor Costa

Fernando Fonseca (left)

Angola – Brian’s File

November 22, 2009

I just received photo’s shot in Angola by former colleague Brian Boone who was part of our team from August 2008 through April 2009.

je viens de recevoir une série de photos prise en Angola par mon ancien collègue Brian Boone qui a fait partie de notre équipe depuis aout 2008 jusqu’en avril 2009.

On the speed boat to Mussulo, with Ralf Smith – August 2008 

Mussulo on laguna side, beach – August 2008

Mussulo, with Brian and Ralf – August 2008

with John Preston, John Grieve and Nigel Akom – August 2008

with Fred Siller

with Gulumsur – October 2008

with  Iniacia and Sandra – December 2008

Barra do Dande – February 2009

Tar pits road – February 2009

Luanda Hash – February 2009

Luanda Hash – February 2009

Mussulo – February 2009

Out of Angola

November 8, 2009

Departure Blues – November 4, 2009

 On the Road Again

Photo0081 - CopieLuanda airport, departure hall (temporary accommodation, in a tent)

Photo0082 - CopieAéroport de Luanda, hall de départ (installation provisoire dans une tente, pour cause de rénovation)

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Caribe – November 3, 2009

November 8, 2009

Farewell dinner at Restaurant Caribe with some colleagues

Repas d’adieu au restaurant Caribe avec quelques collègues

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Torres Atlantico

November 4, 2009

The construction of the Torres Atlantico complex is finally coming to an end, more than 2 years later than expected. The occupation of the office building started a couple of weeks ago and is progressing gradually. At term approximately 1500 people will be working there. The occupation of the apartments started already in June.

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La construction du complexe Torres Atlantico arrive enfin à son terme, avec plus de deux ans de retard. L’occupation  des bureaux a débuté il y a une quinzaine de jours et progresse graduellement. A terme il y aura environ 1500 employés travaillant dans ce bâtiment. L’occupation des appartements a débuté en juin déjà.

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Sunday Mussulo Visit

November 4, 2009

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On the way back / Sur le chemin de retour

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Gathering Around The Pool

November 1, 2009

Saturday gathering around the CDS pool with part of the team to note my upcoming departure from Luanda. The rest of the team was buzy with the moves to the new office.

Samedi apres-midi a la piscine CDS avec une partie de l’equipe a l’occasion de mon depart imminent de Luanda. Le reste de l’equipe etait occupee avec les demenagement vers les nouveaux bureaux. 

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Luanda Hash # 382 – October 24, 2009

October 25, 2009

Hash # 382 took us through the Maianga district of Luanda.

Le Hash no 382 nous a fait parcourir le quartier Maianga de Luanda

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Maianga est un quartier residentiel avec passablement de constructions nouvelles

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Maianga is a residential district with quite a few new contsructions

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MPLA Headquarters fencing (current ruling party)

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Mur d’enceinte du Quartier General du MPLA (parti actuellement au pouvoir)

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First of May  Square, with the statue of Augustino Neto / Place du 1er Mai avec la statue de Augustino Neto

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Retour a la base / Back to the start

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Preparing for my return to Amsterdam within ten days time / Preparation pour mon retour a Amsterdam d’ici 10 jours

Luanda Sul

October 25, 2009

Luanda Sul, located South of Luanda, is a recent  development of the city, including residential, offices and a large shopping center (the only shopping mole in whole of Angola). All constructions are new and many are still underway. The area offers a Western look and contrasts deeply with downtown Luanda.

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Party at Costa del Sol

October 25, 2009

Party with colleagues at hotel Costa Del Sol (CDS) to note the Substantial Completion of the Torres Atlantico (TA) Project 

Soiree festive a l’hotel Costa del Sol (CDS) avec les collegues pour marquer l’Acceptation Provisoire des travaux du Projet Torres Atlantico (TA)

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4aDSCN1242Jean Christophe (JC) and Dave

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A Festa

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