12 September 2006

I call it home

Hi, gang. No time to write today, but here's a photo of the outside of my flat (also of my bike, far left). The address is Koskitie 35 D 5. Koski means rapids and tie means road. Rapids Road is, in fact, right next to the Oulujoki (Oulu River). 35 is the street address that applies to several buildings that constitute a block of flats; the Finns call it a kerrostalo. Within a given kerrostalo, stacks of apartments are hung vertically from stairwells, rather than arranged horizontally along internal corridors. The stacks are designated by letter. I am in apartment 5 of stack D of the kerrostalo at Koskitie 35.