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    Posted January 23, 2014 by
    Kempele, Oulu, Finland
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather 2014

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    A Finnish Winter Lady in Red


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    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Today my husband took me by car to Oulu, because I had some studies at the university of Oulu. My eager mind of the photography was looking for motives of the white city.

    It was a sudden moment that I met a lady in red and I thought: That´s it, white, grey and red, like the Finnish architecture. There are a lot of white houses in the city, but among them as color spots some red houses and people.

    I told my husband that we should count the straight birches by the road of Oulu university, where there are a lot of foreign students, too. Randomly there are about five hundred birches there.

    As a minor point of interests there are salmon stairs in Oulu River, which is in one of those pictures.

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