23 August 2009

Bright nights in Oulu

Much to the surprise of our Swedish colleagues we decided to go to Finland for our summer vacation this year. The trip started with a weekend in Oulu, beautifully located on the Gulf of Bothnia by the mouth of Oulujoki (the Oulu river).

From our hotel room on the seventh floor we had a nice view of the place. In the picture you see how light it is in Oulu around midnight in the beginning of August (actually, the sun didn't crawl back over the horizon till 5 hours later).

On the other side of the hotel one finds kauppatori: the city's largest square with lots of small stalls: fresh berries and mushrooms as well as loads of fried small fish from the lakes - more about those later.

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