Postcards For Sale!

What usually happens with my projects is, that they tend to get slightly out of hand. This is exactly what has happened with Deserted Finland. When I started the website back in late 2020, it was just a photo blog. Then I got one of my fabulous ideas and built a whole website with galleriesContinue reading “Postcards For Sale!”

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”

Not Much Authority Left

The small white cottage was a no go, but we didn’t want to go home empty handed. On our way back towards the town centre, i remembered the old police association villa. Visiting it wouldn’t be a detour too exhausting. So there was a change of plans. A familiar sight from the previous summer, theContinue reading “Not Much Authority Left”

None of Your Business

When the restrictions eased for the first time after the beginning of the covid pandemic, I travelled to my old home town for the first time in a while. I took part in a dance performance, met old friends, drank wine and in general enjoyed the small fragments of freedom, which had returned. One ofContinue reading “None of Your Business”