Photographer's Note

This bay is called Bredviken and is located in Westend district of the city of Espoo, only a stone cast from the motorway "Läsiväylä", which passes the southern parts of Espoo. This bay is about 1 km west from the place where I shot my previous photo. The small bay is used as a public beach in spite of the noise caused by 70000 vehicles driving daily along the motorway. I have been swimming here in my teens, when there was no motorway yet.

Westend is one of the wealthiest residential areas in Finland and is situated ten kilometers from the center of Helsinki in the south-east corner of Espoo.

This spot between the sea and the motorway carries nowadays a special interest in the planning of Espoo.
There is now a plan to build a spa hotel in this area. This beach will remain as a public beach according to the plans and also the seashore outdoor trail will be preserved, but the view certainly will change some from what you see here, even that the hotel building will locate in a spot behind my back here. An interesting detail from the history of Westend is that a hotel with a scenic restaurant was already planned here in 1934, but was never realized. On the right hand you see a small island which is connected to the main land with a bridge.

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