Don’t Forget To Lock Up Part II

In the previous post I called the main building a complex, and that’s what it really was. It was a low, very long and narrow building in many different parts and colors.

Here you can see the shape a bit better. I started walking along the walls looking for open doors, but it seemed that I had been too lucky with the first building. Everything was closed.

This seemed like the most promising point of entry, but I felt a little unsure. I am not that into climbing. Also look at the rain coming down. This was one of the worst weathers I’ve had to endure during my career in urbex.

One poor electric harmonium had been tossed to the courtyard. Once a very popular instrument in public institutions, these have been very unwanted for decades and are becoming pretty rare.

This area of the complex was covered in larger and more spectacular graffiti.

Another wing with a destroyed yard swing up front. I was now entering another courtyard on the other side of this strangely shaped complex.

A look back towards where I came from. I walked under the bridge and photographed the destroyed swing next to the wall.

The main entrance, which was strangely enough another open door. It seemed like the army, the police or some other public institution had used the premises for training and then simply left without unlocking.

‘Notice! The elevator buttons need to be pushed at times when walking past it!! Especially during weekends!’

Seems like another well functioning public building like the former dormitory of the central vocational school of Northern Ostrobothnia I had photographed several years earlier.

The room, which had probably once been the main assembly hall of the nursing home. I am again pretty unsure of what the plastic compartments had been used for but I again suspect authority training.

One of the windows looking back towards the direction from where I first started touring the building. The graffiti outside reaches pretty high up.

And what do we have here. Hamburger beef and some fries.

There was actually quite a lot of food tossed around the assembly hall. This was an indication of teens spending their time here.

The old, yet oddly intact piano of the nursing home. Most of the furniture had been removed, yet these rather expensive instruments had been left behind.

The moldy remains of a hamburger. These must have been here for quite some time, as McDonalds hamburgers are infamous for never changing appearance despite time passing.

The other piano in the assembly hall. I can just imagine teens entering, hanging out, eating McDonalds and spending time in the abandoned building.

The hole in the floor is probably something made by the people making the structural analysis of the building for demolition and looking for asbestos. Which there probably was a lot of in the complex.

Behind the assembly hall was a kitchen, so the previously featured large room was probably also used as a dining room for the elderly living there.

The kitchen appliances had been removed and most likely sold to other buildings prior to demolition.

All in all the place was pretty much emptied. Demolition was coming, no matter how special the building actually was.

In one corner of the kitchen was a door kept open by a hat rack. It led to the bridge looking part, which led to the next wing of the complex.

And here is the bridge seen earlier from the outside. I decided to explore this wing first.

There was a corridor. And when I walked a bit further, I realized, that the lights had come on. That was when I noticed the motion detectrors.

And that was when I ran, got into my summer car and drove away. I escaped unnoticed.

A few months later the entire complex featuring three separate buildings was demolished. One family houses now occupy the lot.

Published by desertedfinland

A Finnish Urban explorer & Photographer

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