A Cabin in the Woods

Long bike trips were a thing for me that summer. And while biking in the suburbs, I was always on the lookout for new abandoned houses. Somewhere on the outskirts of the suburb Kaakkuri I spotted this tiny cottage, which most definitely seemed abandoned. The day was beautiful, and there were a lot of peopleJatka lukemista ”A Cabin in the Woods”

Fresh Brew Part II

We explored all floors of the building, but the higher up we got, the more difficult it was becoming to breathe. The windows upstairs were intact, and the air changed less. The large glass windows let in a lot of heat and the air was extremely humid. It was almost as if we were inJatka lukemista ”Fresh Brew Part II”

Fresh Brew Part I

I was taking a Sunday walk with a friend, when she noticed a large building on the roadside. ”What’s that”, she asked. ”That” was a former brewery. Founded in the mid 19th century it changed ownership several times. The oldest buildings were original, the newest one was the grey concrete building from 1968, which wasJatka lukemista ”Fresh Brew Part I”

The Writing is on the Wall

And here we are again. Another friend of mine learned about my adventures and wanted to see an abandoned building. The villa happened to be nearby, so we went there. My previous visit had been around one and a half months ago, so I didn’t expect anything special. I got the surprise of a lifetime.Jatka lukemista ”The Writing is on the Wall”

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”

Second Chance

Three days had passed since I noticed, that the demolition of the old mail truck depot had begun. It was Friday evening, and I had decided to go on a small biking trip after work. I got overly excited and soon found myself from Tyrnävä, a village 35 kilometres from Oulu. As my bike wasJatka lukemista ”Second Chance”

I’ve Been Keeping an Eye on You

A rainy May day is a perfect day to visit a flea market, isn’t it? The flea market was located in a red brick building outside the city center. It was a strange, fan-shaped building, which had originally served as a mail truck depot for decades. Although simple and rugged, I rather liked its looks.Jatka lukemista ”I’ve Been Keeping an Eye on You”

Wind of Change

Recognize this place? Yes, it’s the modernist villa in Toppila, which I already visited the previous summer. Once again one of my friends asked me, if I could take her to an abandoned house, and as this one was nearby, we went here. As I had already photographed the place, I only took three picturesJatka lukemista ”Wind of Change”

Just a Hole in the Ground

Winter approached Finland. Leaves fell off trees, daylight vanished. The world was dark, grey, cold and dull. To keep depression away I booked a ticket on a large student cruise. The cruise was from Turku to Stockholm, but it was just half of the fun. The organizing university was in Jyväskylä, so I travelled there,Jatka lukemista ”Just a Hole in the Ground”

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,Jatka lukemista ”Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend”