The Workers’ Institute That Vanished Again

When the workers’ institute moved away from the premises, where I photographed in 2014, 2016 and 2017, it was given new spaces in a former school. Built originally in 1964 as a secondary school and high school, it was enlarged in 1968 and 1972. A curious detail about the building was that it was designedJatka lukemista ”The Workers’ Institute That Vanished Again”

The Working Class Girl

Long time no see, the Dancing Ghost of the School. After a long time of being busy attending our own businesses, we managed to find a day we both had off work and other activites. We fondly remembered our previous photo shoot and decided to take a rematch. There were few suitable locations around, whereJatka lukemista ”The Working Class Girl”

The Cursed School Part II

After seeing the texts described at the end of the last post, this place started really giving us the chill. I mean they were texts, just texts written by teenagers feeling desperation in this city of hopelessness and social problems. But still they were something different. ”Are we alone in the Universe”, asks a SwedishJatka lukemista ”The Cursed School Part II”

Little Stubs of Details from the Workers’ Institute

Okay, this story is getting familiar already. Another friend of mine saw my pictures and heard my stories about my urbex hobby and asked, if she could accompany me. I had a terrible crush on her, so of course I said yes. As there was nothing new abandoned in our town, we took to theJatka lukemista ”Little Stubs of Details from the Workers’ Institute”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part IV

The layout of the annex building was a bit difficult to grasp. Both floors weren’t entirely built in the same level, and there were dark mazes and strange spaces somewhere in between floors. Here someone has put in the effort to rip lamps and electric cords off the roof. There was also the basement, whichJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part IV”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part III

Our next stop was the attic of the eastern annex building. It was a long open space, where moving was made difficult by thick channels of ventilation pipes made out of concrete and brick. There was really no proper use for the place. It was just for technical equipment and storing things. Somehow a thickJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part III”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part II

Welcome to the eastern annex. This is about as far as I got during my previous visit. That was when I spotted a bed in one of the rooms and we backed out. But now this place looks like it hasn’t really served as anybody’s home in a while. The room looked like some sortJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part II”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part I

What do serial killers and arsonists have in common? They might commit single crimes at first, but then one day they enter a more active phase and go out on a spree. They kill and burn, kill and burn until somebody catches them. My spring with abandoned houses had so far been much more activeJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part I”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVII

The place really seemed to be the home of long lost jackets. Paint had fallen off the roof on the upper floors, and everything was covered in this white dust. This common room was one of the few on the boys’ side to have art on the walls. Something in that colorful pattern pleases me.Jatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVII”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVI

Another funny detail in the building was, that the main staircase of the new annex building was actually located in the old building. The second floor common room. The boys had much more comfortable couches than the girls, but they had to share the kitchen and living room with a much larger group of peopleJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVI”