Lillhoplax is Pikku Huopalahti in Swedish. Why did I choose the Swedish name? Because Finland is bilingual and the Swedish-speaking populate Pikku Huopalahti area too. 6% of Helsinki dwellers have Swedish as their mother language. Anyway, Lillhoplax had little floods on that Spring day. There are a lot of fields there and they are easily filled up with water when snow melts. Now almost all the snow has melted and so the small floods are apparent. It is nothing to be afraid of though: soon this area has green healthy grass and the only water is rain that is absorbed by the soil.
Pikku-Huopalahti is an amazing residential area in western Helsinki. It offers vast green areas, nice little stream with many small bridges crossing it and colourful idyllic buildings. I think besides the downtown it’d be the place I’d want to live in Helsinki! This photo shows a typical scene in Pikku-Huopalahti with little river flowing in foreground and grass field and fancy buildings in the back. The clouds are not always there, though. I think the place looks even more awesome in summertime (just like every city in Finland).