09.10.10 – I’m still getting to know my neighborhood. It’s fun to walk down the different streets because you never know what might pop up. The neighborhood/district I live in is called Punavuori which translates to Red Mountain. It’s the perfect mix of young/artsy/funky to upscale/hip/affluent. You can find everything from hip young shops like Cold War on Fredrikinkatu 19 that sells trendy urban clothing and step a block away and have food and drinks at Ravintola Primula.
Helsinki is formally divided into a total of 54 districts, but more commonly the city is merely divided into the center and the suburbs. The southern districts are older (some would say more revered), and they contain most of the city’s main tourist attractions. – Helsinki Neighborhood Guide on Yahoo
Once you venture off onto the smaller streets you’ll find a wide variety of shops. There appear to be several small movie production shops like Grilli Films. Jammed in between you’ll find auto parts stores, graphic design studios, chinese restaurants as well as a number of bars, coffee shops and hair salons. Although, the last three can be found in bulk in just about every other Helsinki neighborhood 😉
- Neighborhoods and EcoDistricts (peopleandplace.net)
- MY TURN | An Exchange Student’s Hello From Helsinki (kitsapsun.com)
- The new kid on the block (screditcrunch.com)