The sewage of the condo I live in is undergoing renovations. The pipes are being lined with something, so it’s a fairly quick procedure. Nothing needs to be ripped out or installed. Still, I’m not allowed to use any drains for three weeks. The closest toilet and showers are either five floors up or five floors down, out, and then into the next building. No cooking facilities available. I mentioned this to a friend of mine last summer, and she said I could stay in their apartment. Thank you, Friend!
I’m in Punavuori, Rödberget, Rööperi, now. The name comes from the high, red cliffs here that were called Rödberget in the 17th century. The cliffs are covered in buildings now, but the elevations remain. Rööperi used to be a rather seedy area but has undergone gentrification. Now it’s a very hipster area. Two, I think, of the original, wooden buildings still exist in this area.
My mother‘s family lived on the edge of this area.
After bombings of the area in the 1940’s they moved to another building nearby, address-wise to a fancier area: Eira.
I'm Piisa and I will be sharing with you my thoughts on this and that, maybe even on whatever.