I've visited this beautiful swimming hall for years.
I've loved it.
For women it has been a private refuge , a sanctuary away from prying eyes where you can really forget yourself and focus on relaxing.
That´s the only place in Finland where you can swim without a bathing suit if you so choose, (most women there do, it´s the traditional way).
It´s not a "business" either, the property belongs to the City of Helsinki.
They´ve managed to keep the sleazy away, going there has always felt really innocent, in a way. It has sent the message to the people that we're all equal, all just the same under our clothes and bathing suits. It has been the ONLY place in Helsinki where you can really forget about yourself no matter what you look like. No one´s judging you.
Up until now.
They've hired a male custodian/lifeguard on women's days.
Unbelievable lack of respect towards their customers.
My guess is that The City of Helsinki is looking forward to sell the place for a private investor and make good money, the beautiful swimming hall is on one of the prime spots in Helsinki.
And base for this will be "there weren't enough customers".
If you, my reader, have any concern about rights of the female gender, like this review and avoid that place for it's owner's decision to bring "the snake" into our garden.
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