Town Hall In Waiting

When roaming around countless small municipalities, finding abandoned places was more about being in the right place in the right time than actually knowing where they were.

And once again I managed to find a closed building with no idea what it was about.

Having travelled around Finland a lot and also knowing a bit about architecture, I immediately knew, that this was a public building. But again I had to resort to Google to find out what it was.

It was the former town hall. Built in the 1950’s, it was abandoned in 2011 due to bad condition. It was scheduled to be demolished, but plans are quicker than reality.

Almost all windows had been boarded shut. There was absolutely no way in. But it wasn’t the only building on the lot.

There was also a smaller building, which looked like apartments. Again I’m making the guess, that this was originally built to house municipal workers, but it was just a guess.

Another group of buildings, which I’ll just add to my ever growing list of locations, which I’ll need to revisit.

Published by desertedfinland

A Finnish Urban explorer & Photographer

7 thoughts on “Town Hall In Waiting

  1. My fire department training and career has taught me that no matter what, there’s always a way in. However, that way in might include climbing a structure to the roof line and entering like a ninja. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. One of the main reasons why I chose to become a journalist. ๐Ÿ˜€ another reason is of course that I love writing.

      2. That totally makes sense to me. Yours is one of my favorite blogs!

        My dream was to be a prolific writer and photographer, but the fire department is what paid the bills for over two decades. It was exciting, though obviously not something I could have seen myself doing forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

      3. Thank you once again! You’ve become one of my most loyal followers and I hope that you will stay that way!

        I’ve been a journalist for almost 15 years. That pays the bills, but I would much rather be a novelist, blogger and photographer. The last one has provided me with some small income and artist’s grants already, but I’m not exactly rushing to submit my resignation to my newspaper just yet ๐Ÿ˜€

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