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”

Bygone Luxury

The summer was in the city. My injured foot had gotten better and I often enjoyed long city tours on my bike. It was getting late, almost 11 pm, when I caught sight of this. A beautiful, luxurious modernist villa was standing on a plot of wasteland between half built streets and brand new blocksJatka lukemista ”Bygone Luxury”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVII

The place really seemed to be the home of long lost jackets. Paint had fallen off the roof on the upper floors, and everything was covered in this white dust. This common room was one of the few on the boys’ side to have art on the walls. Something in that colorful pattern pleases me.Jatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVII”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVI

Another funny detail in the building was, that the main staircase of the new annex building was actually located in the old building. The second floor common room. The boys had much more comfortable couches than the girls, but they had to share the kitchen and living room with a much larger group of peopleJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XVI”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XV

We’ll start our tour on the dark… I mean the old side with a cupbord under the stairs, where the local Harry Potter has hidden Christmas flowers and a bottle of brandy. The basement was a mess just like everything else. On the floor there are construction drawings, but what interests me the most isJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XV”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XIII

Just another kitchen, but this kitchen looks very different from the identical ones in all the previous posts. This means, that I have left the original dormitory building and entered the newer annex. The first room I entered was very pink and very bright. I somehow doubt that this was the original colour of theJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part XIII”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part X

The attic was very different from the lower floors of the building. You really couldn’t be too careful when moving around. Everything on the floor, whether it was remains of a plate, door glass or wall glass, was very sharp. This room looked almost like it was reserved for hobby crafts. Did teens do thatJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part X”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part IX

All right, one more of these living rooms. But somehow this setup reminds me of GTA Vice City. I mean, look at the 80’s furniture and beer cans. The final inhabitant really was a soft soul. Winnie the Pooh cards and a heart shaped toilet sign tell it all. This seems like a food relatedJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part IX”