An Institute Beyond Recognition Part III

We begin the exploration to the upstairs in the annex of the workers’ institute with a view to a kitchen. And here’s another kitchen. I can recall having photographed here. Back then the closet doors were in their place and nobody had removed the stove. There are houses right behind that window and the inhabitantsContinue reading “An Institute Beyond Recognition Part III”

An Institute Beyond Recognition Part II

Even the stairway had gotten a large graffiti. We would eventually go upstairs, but not quite yet. First we would explore the ground floor – or the section of the ground floor which was slightly above the entrance level. There wasn’t much to see here. The windows had been shut by plywood since my previousContinue reading “An Institute Beyond Recognition Part II”

An Institute Beyond Recognition Part I

As the third location of our tour I took my friends to the abandoned workers’ institute I had photographed in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and where I had also taken a dancer for the experimental photo shoot, which really killed my interest towards photography. Two years had passed, and since then things had changed. BackContinue reading “An Institute Beyond Recognition Part I”

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 designedContinue reading “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, whereContinue reading “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 SwedishContinue reading “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 theContinue reading “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, whichContinue reading “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 thickContinue reading “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 sortContinue reading “Return to the Workers’ Institute Part II”