In sunshine like this it’s easy to embrace the principle (not the philosophy) of positivism, as opposed to negativism. We at JHJ are going to stop pointing out the sad things and the bad things associated with waterfront regeneration and offer examples of all the good and the wise things associated with Helsinki’s generous shoreline.
Like the sauna, beer and books, many of these good things have been around for a very long time.
Number one: a jetty on Töölönlahti.
Not quite a crowd of curious onlookers, but pretty much everyone around watched with interest as the workmen from Marinetek were up to. That includes the people sitting behind me having coffee.
The guys did say the jetty is there as a kind of advert. As an innovation advertising’s probably not as old as jetties. Marine archaeologists can tell us lots of stuff about their history.