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”

Bored on a Summer Evening

Almost two years had passed since my last explorations in abandoned buildings. There were two main reasons for that. The first one was that I had no time. I studied two degrees and worked three jobs. The second reason was, that there was nothing new to explore in my home town. I had already visitedJatka lukemista ”Bored on a Summer Evening”

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 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”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part I

In the early 20th century a local railway station manager founded a sawmill in an island in front of a village called Martinniemi some 30 kilometers from the city of Oulu. After years of financial problems, a bancrupcy and several ownership changes, the sawmill got new owners, a fresh start and an expansion. In theJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part I”

Nightmares Revisited Part VII

So the time has come for the last post from the abandoned abattoir. At least for now. And it’s time to explore the garage and power station building. Most of the doors were locked and tightly sealed, so there was no access. Luckily not all of them. Even though the sign tells you to shutJatka lukemista ”Nightmares Revisited Part VII”

Nightmares Revisited Part VI

Out we are again. The stairs and the platform next to the low wing part were all covered in glass. Down in the basement we go. This part of it had natural light coming in, and contained sinks and showers. This is apparently, where the butchers had washed themselves after a long day of hardJatka lukemista ”Nightmares Revisited Part VI”

Nightmares Revisited Part V

Back down we go then. As the third floor had been all about apartments, I expected to find them on the second floor, too. This, however, proved not to be the case. What we found instead was an office space full of documents belonging to a company which had operated in the building after theJatka lukemista ”Nightmares Revisited Part V”

Nightmares Revisited Part III

I have already reached the door. It wasn’t exactly difficult to get this far, as all doors so far had been wide open. I had previously been too afraid to even get to this point, now I was feeling just fine. And I was about to enter, for the first time in daylight. Like IJatka lukemista ”Nightmares Revisited Part III”