24 April 2012

hello ullanlinna.

may is getting closer and something will drastically change: we are moving! our tiny nest in Kruununhaka is going under renovation for months - the building is so old that the whole plumbing and electricity system need to be changed.
we are saying goodbye to Kruununhaka and we are moving to Ullanlinna!

✻ Helsinki air reconnaissance - 1918

map of Helsinki - 1907

✻ view from google maps: A where we are now - B where we are moving.
living in Kruununhaka has been beautiful: I have learnt to see the city through a different perspective - to walk and to bike around and I have found places that I love. Kruununhaka is certainly one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in Helsinki: I am going to miss it a lot.
Hakaniementori - 1913:

✻ view of Kruunuhaka from Hakaniemi.
luckily though - Ullanlinna is not far from here and Helsinki is quite a small town: which means I won't really say goodbye to my favourite places and I will also find some new ones. Ullanlinna has all the characteristics I like: it is an old area and next to the sea - in the southern part of the city centre.
Ullanlinna - 1905:

Kaivopuisto - 1900:

view from Tähtintorninmäki:

Ullanlinna is next to two parks: Kaivopuisto and the Observatory Hill.
the new apartment will be still in an old building - this time though it will be bigger: I am going to take some photographs as soon as we are settled in!
Note: the photographs above are taken from the truly interesting flickr group Ennen Vanhaan and from the beautiful book Muistojen Helsingissä.

13 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the new flat !! you will live so central ! good luck with the moving :)

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    1. thank you, Alice! :-)
      it is quite a central area - but Kruununhaka is too. I think you should visit Helsinki someday!

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  2. non vedo l'ora di vedere la casa nuova :)))) <3

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    1. che entusiasmo, Emi! ;-)

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  3. Non ti vogliamoo ;D

    Thanks for the beautiful research you've made Polly!

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    1. thanks to the book I have gifted you with! ;-)

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  4. is this where you will be living permanently or will you return to the old flat? can't wait to see the new flat! yay!

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    1. sure thing is that we will live there until the end of september - we haven't decided where to go next yet! ;-)

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  5. oooh! finally! so can i visit you ?:D how long?:) :*

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  6. end of september! :D ok i know :D i need to check the flights :P

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    1. awww! it would be lovely, Justyna! :-)

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  7. Ohh! Good luck with the moving!
    I can't wait to see photos of your new surroundings! :)

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    1. thank you, Charlyn - we will need it! ;-)

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