A Total Waste

As you can see, I was starting to be in a hurry. I still had 210 municipalities of the 571 to visit, and time was running out. It was strictly one shot per location, unless I was able to enter. This is a former municipal hospital built in 1938. Its location on a hill guaranteesContinue reading “A Total Waste”

Found The Opening

Welcome to Satalinna hospital, the local tuberculosis sanatorium in the area. It was built in 1925 and gradually expanded during the following years. Since the 1960’s tuberculosis has been largely eradicated from Finland. The hospital got more and more wards for other uses and since the 1970’s served as a regional hospital. During its finalContinue reading “Found The Opening”

Valkeinen Hospital

Welcome to Kuopio, the town of a thick dialect and famous for extremely strange fish pastrys called the Kalakukko (fish cock). They are large rye breads, which are filled with fish, pork and bacon. The locals are passionate about it and often quarrel about what fish should be used and which bakery produces the rightContinue reading “Valkeinen Hospital”

Bad News From Spain

Did I already mention, that former mental asylums were a thing that summer. I didn’t? Well, former mental asylums were a thing that summer. Here we have one beautiful hospital building again from the 1920’s. But wait a second, doesn’t it look like it’s very much in use? It does indeed. It currently serves asContinue reading “Bad News From Spain”

Just Another Mental Asylum

Abandoned mental asylums had sort of been the thing of this summer. I had found a nice and useful list of former mental asylums, and as I now was doing a tour on Finland, I decided to visit them all. This mental asylum had originally been a mansion, which was bought by the town toContinue reading “Just Another Mental Asylum”

We’ll Show You The Morgue Part VII

We were faced with a very large lobby, which was in a horrible condition. As the hospital was built on a hillside, this floor was partly the ground floor and partly the basement. But we’re still above ground level. The room had what looked like a buffet. It seems we found the canteen of theContinue reading “We’ll Show You The Morgue Part VII”

We’ll Show You The Morgue Part VI

We next found the main lobby and what was probably the main entrance to the hospital. We started looking for a way to the other wing of the building, but before that we found some unexplored rooms in the back of the building. This is probably where the patients were admitted to the hospital. TheContinue reading “We’ll Show You The Morgue Part VI”

We’ll Show You The Morgue Part V

So we’ve reached the top floor of this wing. What still remains to be explored is the whole other one seen somewhere over there. A look down. The 1960’s was the first decade, during which not much emphasis was placed on the stairways of the buildings. Despite this one being just a side one, itContinue reading “We’ll Show You The Morgue Part V”

We’ll Show You The Morgue Part IV

So far the hospital had offered us little more than smashed rooms with office furniture and old hospital equipment. On the third floor we found something almost unseen in this building: curtains. An old hymn book. These were common in old institutions back in the days. The third floor corridor. It looks like the authoritiesContinue reading “We’ll Show You The Morgue Part IV”

We’ll Show You The Morgue Part III

The previous post ended in stairs, this one begins with stairs. Behind the corner from the last view was fire hose, plastic and some random cloth. This really is a weird decoration element and certainly not an original feature. But why, jus why is there a goose every two ducks? I don’t get this. ThisContinue reading “We’ll Show You The Morgue Part III”