When travelling to different cities it is interesting to visit local baths and take part in the local tradition. In Istanbul you can try hamam bath, in Helsinki you can visit Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall.
Lucky me, I was there on a Sunday and Sundays are for women only. This setup with different opening hours for men and women creates a calm and relaxed athmosphere.
On upper level there are simple cabins with a resting bed to change in along a gallery with a view of the pool. Here you can sit and relax and order something to eat and drink.
Nudity is a natural part of the whole visit, you swim naked in the 25m pool which is a special feeling, but since some years swimming suits are now allowed. Then you can try different kinds of saunas, electric and wood heated dry ones and steam sauna with eucalyptus sent.
The architecture in 1920th classicism is interesting in itself. The rectangular pillars in two levels ending with a roman vault in a bluegrey stone has a harschness in its beauty which gives me vibes of fascistic architecture,
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