My Most Failed Urbexperience

Living in the capital region meant, that I was now able to do a daytrip to almost any of the urbex locations I had read about on other explorers’ sites. And there was one location, which had been intriguing me for quite some time. Laitmanintie was a small road in Western Espoo, where several oneContinue reading “My Most Failed Urbexperience”

Exploring New Territories

What is better than autumn leaves? Autumn leaves in mid-October. And what’s more leaves of a maple. I was used to walking through huge piles of them in my childhood home town, but up north where I spent the past 10 years, were very few maples. This is my colleague taking a shortcut in aContinue reading “Exploring New Territories”

Moving the Hard Way

After I had packed my stuff and transported them to my new home in the capital region, I still lived a week in my old, empty apartment, which would be taken over by my friend. One of my colleagues who worked with me that summer and had become my friend, told me, that she wasContinue reading “Moving the Hard Way”

The Other Nature of Deserted Finland

“I want this to be my last sight before I die.” That has been said about the scenery from the top of the fjeld Pyhä-Nattanen in Sodankylä, Lapland. And when somebody speaks that highly of a place, it has to be seen. The only problem with the place was, that there are two sides toContinue reading “The Other Nature of Deserted Finland”

Not All Lost Souls Will Be Missed

My friends and colleagues, municipal politicians and construction professionals had long complained to me about my will to preserve every single building slated for demolition. If you have read this blog this far, you might probably have an idea whether they are right or not. If you haven’t maybe you should go to the beginningContinue reading “Not All Lost Souls Will Be Missed”

Good Bye, Good Morning Hotel

In the early 1970’s Vaasa was the indisputable center of Ostrobothnia. It was the bilingual and cultural hub of the area with a rich business life, and of course hotels. At least three of them with a rich history were located right in the heart of the city. Perhaps it was the proximity of theContinue reading “Good Bye, Good Morning Hotel”

Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend

I frequently visited my old hometown down south, and also frequently drove through the small village, where I had lived as a child and started my urban exploration. There wasn’t really much there to see, and little changed, as years rolled by. The reason for my visits was always the same. I wanted to see,Continue reading “Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend”

The School for the Special Salmon Part V

The last part of my exploration begins on the second floor of the final, unexplored wing. This was something I hadn’t found in any other part of the building: a room with inner glass walls. Let’s have a closer look behind the sofa. The sign says: “Emergency exit. The route must remain unblocked”. Someone didn’tContinue reading “The School for the Special Salmon Part V”