Buenos dias, señoras y señores! A sheltered beach spreads out on each side. The sand extruding from between the toes wears away any calluses from the heels. Ahead lie the Emerald Isles and the waves of the Mediterranean, and… What? Oh, it is some kind of low-salt inland sea? In Vuosaari? Recently Vuosaari was the sovereign winner of Helsingin Sanomat’s Most Beautiful Neighbourhood poll. A number of the responses echoed elements of far-off countries. “The view of the sea is reminiscent of Greece, yet even prettier.” “In the summer I am reminded of Southern European beach destinations.” “It’s like being in Sweden. Beautiful from beginning to end. Even the apartment buildings are pretty.”
HS in English
Don’t travel abroad, go to Vuosaari
Vuosaari in the summer is incredibly perfect during the day. Is this what the human figures in architects’ conceptual drawings feel like? The stroke of the sun, cirrus clouds floating across the sky, and seagulls screaming in the wind.