Senseless Destruction Part II

The first interior shot from the main building, which I entered through a back door area, which had suffered a fire. Perhaps this is when you realize the title of this post. I have never seen a building, which has suffered such an extensive damage by vandals. I mean, there is literally nothing left. AllContinue reading “Senseless Destruction Part II”

Senseless Destruction Part I

On the outskirts of a regional centre was an old municipal home. In the 1930’s an annex was built to the old wooden houses, and in the 1960’s another building was added to make the area a regional hospital. Decades went, no major renovations were made and the city decided to concentrate health care toContinue reading “Senseless Destruction Part I”

The Z Part II

There was still quite a lot of old hospital equipment left in the building. It seemed like the hospital district didn’t care about it anymore after the hospital was closed in 2000. Paint is slowly peeling off the walls. The building has sat abandoned for 20 years, and apparently heating has been off for severalContinue reading “The Z Part II”

The Z Part I

Somewhere in Eastern Finland is a former mental asylum. It was closed down in the early 2000’s and sat idle for a few years before a huge spa hotel was built on its grounds to attract Russian tourists. The most important buildings were restaurated, the largest ones were demolished. But then there was the Z.Continue reading “The Z Part I”

A Tiny Oddity

Most of the factory next to the Barbed Wire Villa has been demolished since production ended in the 1980’s, but several buildings in various states of decay were still around. The area of the main factory was now a metal recycling plant. But on the opposite side of the road from it were two otherContinue reading “A Tiny Oddity”

I Don’t Think I’m Welcome

Earlier that summer I was introduced to a fellow urbexer. My friend told me, that this person knew loads of potential locations, but was very careful about them. We started following each other on Instagram, and this proved to be very handy. Every time I was near an interesting location, this person would send meContinue reading “I Don’t Think I’m Welcome”

The Sleigh Ride Cottage

It was getting late and I was driving eastwards. I suddenly noticed a small house, which looked very abandoned. It was too late and too dark. I passed the house, parked and slept for a few hours. At dawn, I drove some kilometres back. And there it was, a small, abandoned cottage. I needed someContinue reading “The Sleigh Ride Cottage”

Read All About It

My friends often ask me, how I find all these locations. I could reply with a song from my early 20’s: Read All About It. Of course this song has nothing to do with abandoned houses, but its title does. I mostly read about them. Every week I do a Google search on demolition plansContinue reading “Read All About It”

Up In Smoke

My weekend getaway in my home town was coming to a close. I was in no hurry to get back home, so I decided to make the most out of my trip. The Guardian’s article in January had listed the most beautiful rural railroads in Europe, and they had chosen the track between Oulu andContinue reading “Up In Smoke”