Evening Walk in the Autumn Rain ☂️ Helsinki, Finland
Welcome, it’s a pleasure to have you and welcome to a cold, dark and wet Helsinki.
I feel it’s the appropriate time to let darkness step inside as All hallows eve is upon us!
We begin the week with a walk on the island Jätkäsaari and a little bit Hietalahti district.
Jätkäsaari is being built as a western extension to Helsinki City, located right by the sea. The district features versatile services, tram networks and bicycle/pedestrian routes.
It was the location of the main container harbour in Helsinki until late 2008, when the harbour moved to the new facilities in Vuosaari.
The new Jätkäsaari area is planned as an urban, densely built city district, built around the shoreline and an S-shaped park in the middle.
It will be a home to 21,000 residents, offering jobs for 6,000 people. The 100-hectare district will designate one fifth of its total area to parks and recreation.
Jätkäsaari is expected to be complete by 2030.
The history of the island begins in the late 19th century. In 1865, only 20 residents were registered in Jätkäsaari in cottages. These were professional fishermen.
Another district we will explore is Hietalahti and it’s the southernmost section of the Kamppi neighborhood. A few most notable features are the Hietalahti shipyard, flea & food market and luxurious hotels.
Thank you for wanting to learn more about this area, have a nice walk and rest of your day.
I hope to see you back in the next walk as we slowly approach the spooky celebration for Halloween!
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