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Oulu has an earned reputation as the Heavy Metal City of Finland. There are lots of heavy fans around here and many upcoming and going bands, the most well known is Sentenced. The scene is quite wide, but definitely Oulu has a lot of potential as a heavy city as do many other northern cities in Scandinavia, especially in Norway.
There are lots of heavy gigs in Oulu, like Judas Priest visited this Spring 2005. You see many gothic way dressed youngs around and overall heavy music is liked. So definitely, take a look at local gigs once you are here.
This is cute and colorful sub urban community/island on the North side of Oulujoki, just one kilometer from downtown along Merikoski bridge.
When I came to Oulu for the first time I really felt in love in Toivoniemi. The houses are high and colorful and the windows are small, white and square. Toivoniemi is wonderful island between Tuira and downtown.
There are not many historical old buldnings left in Oulu, despite of its colorful history as an harbor town. But the City Government has destroeyd all the beautiful old wooden buildnings and prefered to buil up new buildnings. The 'great' example of this are the library and the theater on market place.
But luckily, we still have hear our old time fashion phone booth. Most of them are located in my neighbourhood Heinäpää. Many of them are in parks, like Mannerheimin puisto or Heinätorin puisto.
If you want to go to movies in Oulu, you have three option. Two of them are part of Finnkino, the biggest movie theater corporation in Finland. But there is also one private movei theater called Star and there you can watch some special movies which are not that well known. They show also popular films there, but the best thing is in Star is that they have lots to offer. Not just American films and 'big' names.
There are also good, soft and comfortable benchs=)
Star is located in Tuira, on the North side of Oulu river.
Phone: 08 554 2711
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