A new building of the American Swedish institute was inaugurated in Minneapolis. we enjoyed watching glass blowing. I love how alert and curious my kids are. Elias wondered how hot the glass was. It’s hot!

 We enjoyed talking to a man who was showing this type of green roof that is part of the new building . In Stuttgart, Germany, many of the buildings have this on the roofs. It helps control rain water, and decreases the temperature of the building. To learn more, I was reading this. The man was also saying that people are using this sort of vegetation on the sides of highways, as it does not need mowing. It made us think about our hot top-floor apartment in Bangladesh .. . if our landlord does not keep his promise to make another floor, we will have to find a way to cool down our place.