Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Screaming Underground


I've been here many times before, but doing it with my friends this time made me realize an annoying thing. We visited the Itäkeskus swimming hall, a wonderful underground creation. But... one of the nicest pools in a rock-dug hole was painful when kids were screaming at the full power of their lungs. And it is a massive echo chamber. In fact, the entire swimming hall is quite bad at acoustics; hard surfaces for the sounds to bounce off. 

Perhaps this could be improved in future design. In addition to parents looking a bit after they

But I'm also feeling like an old grumpy man now :-) clearly the kids should enjoy the swimming halls. I shudder of all the places that don't let kids in. That's totally wrong. But maybe if you are a parent, let your kids know if they are being too loud...

For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! Read more urban exploration stories from theurbanexplorer.net, and other underground stories from planetcaver.net. Read the full Planetskier series at planetskier.net, or all blog articles from Blogspot or TGR. Photos and text (c) 2023 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other saunagoers or swimmers and visit when there is simply no one else or the facility has been closed or booked only for me. 

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