Mining Village Grocery Store

This already seems like a too familiar story, but let’s tell it all over again. In 1948 a copper mine was founded in a very small village of a very small municipality. In addition to a mine, the company built an enrichment plant, two very spectacular blocks of flats and other infrastructure in a location,Continue reading “Mining Village Grocery Store”

Bad At Predicting The Future

Welcome to another small village, where the local grocery store has closed for good. There it is and it’s clearly abandoned. I did a walkaround, but there was no way in. The store belonged to one of the largest chains in Finland. All the stores in the chain have names of their own. This oneContinue reading “Bad At Predicting The Future”

Despair St.

Technically these buildings are not abandoned. They all are located on one street in the village of Myllykoski near Kouvola. They have been built between the 1930’s and the 1960’s, and have originally had stores downstairs and apartments upstairs. There are still people living upstairs, but when the local pulp and paper mill was closedContinue reading “Despair St.”