Back to the Baana

Before the old railway line the Baana was reopened as a pedestrian and cycle route through the center of Helsinki I visited it when it was closed off to the public and the homeless were using it as shelter. It looked to me then like an amazing urban corridor full of possibilities. Since then it has become part of the fabric of the city offering a different perspective on city life for those using it and providing a welcoming connecting urban throughfare for thousands of pedestrians and cyclists every day.

I thought as I put up some photos on flickr before it was remade that I would put up some new one showing it after its makeover. You can see the gallery of those photos here.

The name Baana (is a slang word in Finnish for railway (rail) coming from Swedish bana and German Bahn).

December 11, 2013