Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Peter Gaunitz

Peter Gaunitz

Coincidences are fun. Heading home I noticed four people working in a roundabout in Jordbro. They were busy arranging hundreds of plants in the roundabout. I walked over to see if I could find a stranger to photograph. I could. This is Peter Gaunitz. He is a professional landscape designer. His work takes him all over Sweden, but he is based in Alnarp outside Malmö in Skåne. I asked him if he had done any other work in Haninge, and he said, yes at the Tungelsta Park. I'm from Tungelsta I said. Turns out Peter knew some of the gardeners there, among them Janne Sandh who he went to school with at Alnarp, the agricultural college. Janne used to organize our canoeing trips he said. Great fun it was, way back when. Peter also gives lectures about stuff like Wetland and Pond Vegetation Design and Water Plant Establishment Strategies and Methods. He sells literature and also teaches. And he has his own website. This is my 39th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is strange how strangers turn out to have something to say or have such interesting backgrounds.

Steffe said...

And I also seem to run into them all the time. I met two of my previous strangers yesterday. It's a fun project, although recently a few people have turned me down.