The Day the Chimney Fell

The newspaper said that the battle was over. The forest giant owning the old Martinniemi sawmill’s power station was given permission to demolish it along with the huge chimney, which had been the landmark of the village for close to a hundred years. I found the place in 2011, photographed there in 2014 and visitedJatka lukemista ”The Day the Chimney Fell”

The Worker Gal

After our photo shoot in the old workers’ academy, we headed to the abandoned power plant in Martinniemi to continue with a different theme. After a nice midday dance session we went to have lunch and coffee to the marketplace in Oulu, and vowed to have another as soon as possible. Again a selection ofJatka lukemista ”The Worker Gal”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part IV

Here’s another shot of the alleyway between the planing mill on the left and the power plant on the right. As you can see, the day was beautiful for photography. Almost too beautiful, as the sun was constantly in the way. This close up of the planing mill shows the fire damage pretty clearly. TheJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part IV”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III

I believe the bridge was used as support for cabling between the planing mill and the power station. This is just a guess, but it was so weak, I couldn’t think of any other use for it. Like the planing mill, the power station was pretty much smashed. The planing mill could be seen throughJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part II

Upstairs we go then. As you can see, it was a very bright spring day outside. There wasn’t much graffiti downstairs, but upstairs was a different story. I especially like the mad spongebob breaking through the wall. I also wonder, why they had a railway track upstairs and why a wall was built right acrossJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part II”