The Quiet School by the Market Square Part IX

The journey through the school has been really interesting, and it has gotten more and more interesting the higher the stairs we have climbed. The lower floors were just full of stockpiled stuff or empty classrooms, but the upper ones are in a much more authentic shape. It’s almost as if schoolwork had stopped just yesterday.

Welcome to the chemistry class, where most of the stuff has been loaded out on tables and then left behind.

The floor was littered with tiny metallic balls. An experiment on magnetism gone wrong?

The backroom of the chemistry class contained more old stuff. The classroom really has been well equipped – in the 50’s.

I think I did say that nobody had broken into this school. No doors or windows were broken, but the bottle here suggests, that someone had found a way in. Or then it was used in teaching chemistry. I can still recall us being told to count in high school, how much pure alcohol a bottle of vodka contained. “This is all you need to learn on this course”, the teacher said. And yes, she asked us to calculate it again in the test.

Now playing: Alice Cooper – Poison.

The backroom was shared by the chemistry class and auditorium, which had also something to do with chemistry and / or physics lessons.

This one doesn’t need translation. And hasn’t gotten too old.

The label says H2SO4, which is sulfuric acid. It should be transparent, but this bottle seems contaminated – or the label is lying.

This beautiful origami seems a little misplaced here.

What is this? And how do you use it?

Another decorated trashcan. This one says: “The traffic ministry informs, that you may get lost in this bin”.

The horror of every high school pupil: the language studio. The equipment has been dismantled. They surely did not try to use these antiquities in another school?

So this is where they have been listening the decades old listening exams in Swedish we found in the teachers’ common room.

Another piece of wall art made by graduates from 1993. The ones who have drawn this in their late teens are now almost 50 years old.

Another spectacular mural.

These were once a mainstay of Finnish schools. Now they have become a rarity, and people are willing to pay huge sums for them.

Published by desertedfinland

A Finnish Urban explorer & Photographer

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