Get Your Feet Wet in Helsinki…

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…on the heated pavements. I’d rather walk in unploughed snow than in this wet slush every time it has snowed. I certainly hope the heating saves a lot of money.

I had wandered several hours in yesterday’s “snow storm” and it wasn’t uncomfortable until I got to these wet shopping streets. The rest of Helsinki is now finally beautifully white and bright.

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3 Responses to “Get Your Feet Wet in Helsinki…”


  1. 1 stippidoo December 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I was just making the same point last nice walking by Kluuvi. My feet were more uncomfortable on the ‘heated’ pavement, as the heat couldn’t keep up with the temp & amount of snow.
    I’m glad I’m not alone in my view :)

  2. 2 PPusa December 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

    At this place the discomfort was clearly visible on people’s faces. Some were thinking whether they should put their feet on this street at all.

  3. 3 PPusa December 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The problem with wet feet was known before heating was built on these streets. Report from 2001 by VTT (formerly known as the State Technical Research Center)

    http://www.vtt.fi/newsarchive/uutiset2001/uutinen342.htm (in Finnish)


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