Making Way

Driving along, the next find was this clearly emtpy former store. The story doesn’t tell, what it was. Clearly it was an early 20th century business building with room for two businesses. The wing in the back seemed like a storage and loading dock. The wing to the right seemed like an apartment wing. ButContinue reading “Making Way”

Mining Village Grocery Store

This already seems like a too familiar story, but let’s tell it all over again. In 1948 a copper mine was founded in a very small village of a very small municipality. In addition to a mine, the company built an enrichment plant, two very spectacular blocks of flats and other infrastructure in a location,Continue reading “Mining Village Grocery Store”

Bad At Predicting The Future

Welcome to another small village, where the local grocery store has closed for good. There it is and it’s clearly abandoned. I did a walkaround, but there was no way in. The store belonged to one of the largest chains in Finland. All the stores in the chain have names of their own. This oneContinue reading “Bad At Predicting The Future”

Despair St.

Technically these buildings are not abandoned. They all are located on one street in the village of Myllykoski near Kouvola. They have been built between the 1930’s and the 1960’s, and have originally had stores downstairs and apartments upstairs. There are still people living upstairs, but when the local pulp and paper mill was closedContinue reading “Despair St.”