Up, up we go again And so we are reaching floor four out of five. Is it just me, or is the pupil art getting more spectacular the higher up we get? A wall full of aphorisms. Lovely. The expansion built in the 50’s featured two more floors on top of the two original gymnasiums.Jatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VI”
After the teachers’ common room we found some more wall art. Wonder why unicorns and rainbows always go together. This one looked like another classroom, but judging by the furniture it was rather a student union’s hangaround place. This paper might explain, why the school was abandoned. It’s a wellbeing survey, and the pupil tells,Jatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part V”
Next we found the teachers’ common room. Here they had removed almost nothing. All the stuff left behind was still there. At this point we realized, that even a high school had been in the same building. Thee bunch of papers on the floor includes application instructions to universities, the Finnish army’s newspaper, a telephoneJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part IV”
The main stairway, like the one at the end of the building, was decorated with pupil made murals. We entered the first classroom and were disappointed. This one was exactly like all the previous ones. There was only more stuff left here than downstairs. Then we exited, and managed to have a look back towardsJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part III”
In my previous post we explored a rather boring ground floor of an abandoned school. This time it’s time to start ascending the stairs. There were large pupil made murals in the staircase. They were all very well done and quite spectacular. The first floor corridor was emptier, yet darker than the one on theJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part II”
After returning home I did some more research on the school I had spotted on my adventures. It was designed in the 1930’s by the same architect who had drawn the houses in Lättälä, Väinö Vähäkallio, and expanded in the 1950’s. It had once been the main school of the town, but was closed downJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part I”
Welcome to Southeastern Finland and Lake Saimaa. I spent a lot of time here during one especially dry and hot summer. As my blog is about photos and stories from abandoned places as well as my story of discovering those abandoned places, I decided to take this opportunity to promote this part of Finland aJatka lukemista ”The Prelude to a Discovery”
Here’s another shot of the alleyway between the planing mill on the left and the power plant on the right. As you can see, the day was beautiful for photography. Almost too beautiful, as the sun was constantly in the way. This close up of the planing mill shows the fire damage pretty clearly. TheJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part IV”
I believe the bridge was used as support for cabling between the planing mill and the power station. This is just a guess, but it was so weak, I couldn’t think of any other use for it. Like the planing mill, the power station was pretty much smashed. The planing mill could be seen throughJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III”
Upstairs we go then. As you can see, it was a very bright spring day outside. There wasn’t much graffiti downstairs, but upstairs was a different story. I especially like the mad spongebob breaking through the wall. I also wonder, why they had a railway track upstairs and why a wall was built right acrossJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part II”
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