On the way to the university this morning, I turned a corner and was surprised to see a street that could have been taken right out of Newcastle Upon Tyne. (This will be most meaningful to Daria.)
This pedestrian mall looks almost exactly like Newcastle's--especially in winter!
By the way, notice all the bicycles...none were locked. Folks just park them and get about their business. They wouldn't last an hour in Sacramento!
This is the outside of the building in which I am living. The snow is much more evident here.
The entrance to my humble abode. Later, I'll post a picture of the sauna downstairs and the storage unit a kind of "root cellar" (mostly unused now) that Matti told me was built in back in the days when "Finland was poor." The economic improvement is marked by disuse of the room for potatoes! Very interesting material/discursive phenomenon!