More than 50 years this building has served arts. It's one of the oldest houses on the Pispala highway (it's only a street, but there are some streets called highways here in Tampere and this is one of those), build 1930's and from 1960's it was first an antic store and 1990's it was renovated to art store (or gallery) and finally the business was stopped 2000's. The plaque of the shop (Taideliike Art Pispala) is still on the wall (like Tampella and Figura plagues in the center).
The art gallery was opened 2005 and it's still alive. The atmosphere is very local, smooth, friendly and warm.
Pispala is a special district of Tampere. It has an undeniable charm, with its colourful wooden cottages built by late 19th-century workers and narrow lanes. The cottages, now worth a small fortune, have been protected to ensure their preservation. I feel they are best visited on foot; otherwise, you won't be able to go up and down the many staircases that connect the streets of different levels.
When we reached the highest level, we took a short break on the park bench in the photo to enjoy the splendid view towards Lake Pyhajarvi. You can also see Lake Nasijarvi, to the north.
Pispala is an old working class neighbourhood in Tampere. What makes this remarkable area, is its orientation on a narrow hill between two lakes. One of the highlights are the steps along the hillside and another is when you reach the top of the hill: you can actually gaze at both sides of the hill to the two lakes, Pyhajarvi and Nasijarvi.
A walk around Pispala on its narrow and sometimes steep streets.
Small houses, build in so steep hill, that You can access first floor from street other side of house and on the other side of the house the street goes by the second floor.
From top of the hill You have a beautiful wiew to Pyhäjärvi.