The School for the Special Salmon Part I

Because of my work I got involved with a building project. It was about demolishing an old school and some adjacent tree houses and replacing them with modern high rise blocks of flats with a nice view over a river. The school was from the 1960’s, a very unspectacular building with a red brick facade.Jatka lukemista ”The School for the Special Salmon Part I”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part XI

There was a third staircase in the back of the wing which housed the three gymnasiums. This was far smaller and more difficult to access than the two main staircases, but we used this one to go down to ground floor, as we hadn’t been here yet. We left the stairs at the first floorJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part XI”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part X

Here’s another collecion of pointless sentences together. ”Rescue my guinea pig! Please” ”Yeah, Yo Man” The biggest sentence on the blackboard is Swedish, and says that you can’t eat that much, while the old sign begs for silence. In addition to the collection of birds featured in an earlier post, the school had a collectionJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part X”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part IX

The journey through the school has been really interesting, and it has gotten more and more interesting the higher the stairs we have climbed. The lower floors were just full of stockpiled stuff or empty classrooms, but the upper ones are in a much more authentic shape. It’s almost as if schoolwork had stopped justJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part IX”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VIII

In this class we can see the grim reality of the school’s digitalization. It’s no wonder there were so many floppy discs in the school, as the computers were this old. I think that one might still run Windows 3.1. It looks like someone’s been training to write with their toes. In the neighbouring classJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VIII”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VII

The fourth floor corridor was pretty much like all the previous ones. The long metal bars have been used to hang large charts to the front of the class. I hope the teacher was away, when they came down. The blackboard had been removed, but was still in the class. A strange display had beenJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VII”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VI

Up, up we go again And so we are reaching floor four out of five. Is it just me, or is the pupil art getting more spectacular the higher up we get? A wall full of aphorisms. Lovely. The expansion built in the 50’s featured two more floors on top of the two original gymnasiums.Jatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part VI”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part V

After the teachers’ common room we found some more wall art. Wonder why unicorns and rainbows always go together. This one looked like another classroom, but judging by the furniture it was rather a student union’s hangaround place. This paper might explain, why the school was abandoned. It’s a wellbeing survey, and the pupil tells,Jatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part V”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part III

The main stairway, like the one at the end of the building, was decorated with pupil made murals. We entered the first classroom and were disappointed. This one was exactly like all the previous ones. There was only more stuff left here than downstairs. Then we exited, and managed to have a look back towardsJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part III”

The Quiet School by the Market Square Part II

In my previous post we explored a rather boring ground floor of an abandoned school. This time it’s time to start ascending the stairs. There were large pupil made murals in the staircase. They were all very well done and quite spectacular. The first floor corridor was emptier, yet darker than the one on theJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part II”