The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part IV

Well I did promise some views, didn’t I. We’re not quite there yet, and the windows are a bit dirty for sightseeing anyway, but this photo actually started a trend I have employed a lot later on in my photography.

As the evening light came so beautifully through the window, I started photographing sceneries framed by them. These are the very first of my window photos, hundreds which will follow.

This is actually a door photo, but the idea is the same. I include the building’s frames in it and photograph a scenery inside the frame. As you can see, we are quite high up in the building already, and it does look pretty nice.

It seems I became a bit obsessed with this way of photographing, as there were so many similar shots in succession.

This photo reveals better, how wonderful the scenery actually was. The gigantic building was located right at the lakeshore.

The higher up we got, the worse the condition of the building was. This is quite common in large abandoned buildings. I wonder why that is.

This is really a world of open doors. Each of them has a floor plan of the building on them. The rumour has it, that there’s a room in this building, which is completely covered in mould, but we didn’t find it.

Instead we found destroyed bathrooms.

And an elevator used to transport things between different floors in the building. It had had its door ripped off at some point.

Finally we reached what had been our goal the entire time: the top floor balcony.

At first we took careful steps. The place had stood abandoned for almost ten years, and we didn’t really know in what shape the concrete was.

But in the end we took the leap of faith and went for the edge. The spectacular views, some more exterior shots and a scary turn of events are featured in my final post from the building.

Published by desertedfinland

A Finnish Urban explorer & Photographer

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