Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Oulu After the Heat

A heat wave swept over Oulu and over two weeks the arctic town was tropical. As always, the heat was followed by thunder and rain. I had rainy day's coffee on Oulu's half pretty market place.

The market place is half pretty, because on two of its side it has beautiful old warehouses turned into shops and restaurants.

On two other side it has concrete and cars. The nuclear power plant like construction is Oulu's theatre. I fail to see any beauty in it. Next to it sits equally ugly the main library.

Since it was a rainy day, I managed to picture some of the many rowing boats people keep by the Oulu river. On a sunny day they are on the river.

The wooden boat has not sunk by neglect. It is filled with water to swell the wood. If a boat becomes too try, it starts to leak through the planks. To fix it, it is filled with water and let to absorb enough moist to seal the cracks.

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