Taylors in Finland

The Grand Adventure

Mary Ann's Fulbright Exchange to Oulu, Finland
August 2001 - June 2002

Photo Album

Finnish Winter Scenes
2001 - 2002



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10 November 2001 (3174)
Even the street lights freeze in Oulu.

16 November 2001 (3198)
So cold the geese are frozen in flight. (They are statues on a stream in Oulu.)

16 January 2002 (2337)
A tree in the front yard collects snow during a storm.

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16 January 2002 (2338)
Lamp in the front yard with snow slowly stacking on it.

16 January 2002 (2339)
Branches on a bush frosted with snow, until the first wind comes along.

19 January 2002 (2371)
Children playing in the snow.

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20 January 2002 (2453)
A house and outbuilding along highway E75 between Jyvaskyla and Oulu.

20 January 2002 (2482)
The front yard lamp with more snow stacked on top. Compare to 2338 above.

21 January 2002 (2485)
Warehouses along the waterfront in Oulu from the time Oulu was a trading port; now stores and restaurants.

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21 January 2002 (2489)
The Oulu "policeman" stands a patient watch in front of the KauppaHalli which is celebrating 100 years of use.

21 January 2002 (2490)
It is about -15C (5F) and the woman is riding her bicycle to the library.

21 January 2002 (2492)
One of the older buildings along the waterfront has been converted to a restaurant and bar.

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24 January 2002 (2495)
The Oulu Volvo dealer. The sign shows how the snow stacks anywhere it can.

24 January 2002 (2497)
Some farm buildings on the outskirts of Oulunsalo.

24 January 2002 (2498)
More of the farm buildings.

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24 January 2002 (2499)
Everyone stays in the same lane tracks - the roads, in winter, look more like railroad tracks.

24 January 2002 (2500)
The roof tops and trees are laden with snow.

24 January 2002 (2501)
The long shadows of winter at 1100 in the morning.

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25 January 2002 (2525)
Driving from school in Oulu to home in Oulunsalo during the snow storm.

25 January 2002 (2526)
I'm glad it was not like this when we drove to Jyvaskyla last weekend.

2 March 2002 (2972)
Even in the wintertime there is evidence of animals in the backyard.

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2 March 2002 (2974)
The kids across the street have dug a hole in the snow pile.

2 March 2002 (2975)
Whoops! Now one has disappeared into the hole!

2 March 2002 (2979)
Ossi and Kalle playing out front.

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10 March 2002 (3083)
Mary Ann enjoys the peace of a winter's afternoon.

10 March 2002 (3090)
Our shadows are almost one block long!

25 March 2002 (3457)
Cobblestone street in Oulu with a dusting of new snow outlining the stones.

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12 April 2002 (3836)
The Oulujuki is now beginning to melt. I took this picture from the library parking lot in Oulu.  The bridge is to Pikisaari.


Last Update 2002 04 14

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