A Cabin in the Woods

Long bike trips were a thing for me that summer. And while biking in the suburbs, I was always on the lookout for new abandoned houses. Somewhere on the outskirts of the suburb Kaakkuri I spotted this tiny cottage, which most definitely seemed abandoned. The day was beautiful, and there were a lot of peopleJatka lukemista ”A Cabin in the Woods”

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”

The Writing is on the Wall

And here we are again. Another friend of mine learned about my adventures and wanted to see an abandoned building. The villa happened to be nearby, so we went there. My previous visit had been around one and a half months ago, so I didn’t expect anything special. I got the surprise of a lifetime.Jatka lukemista ”The Writing is on the Wall”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part IV

The layout of the annex building was a bit difficult to grasp. Both floors weren’t entirely built in the same level, and there were dark mazes and strange spaces somewhere in between floors. Here someone has put in the effort to rip lamps and electric cords off the roof. There was also the basement, whichJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part IV”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part II

Welcome to the eastern annex. This is about as far as I got during my previous visit. That was when I spotted a bed in one of the rooms and we backed out. But now this place looks like it hasn’t really served as anybody’s home in a while. The room looked like some sortJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part II”

Return to the Workers’ Institute Part I

What do serial killers and arsonists have in common? They might commit single crimes at first, but then one day they enter a more active phase and go out on a spree. They kill and burn, kill and burn until somebody catches them. My spring with abandoned houses had so far been much more activeJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part I”

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”

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”

Kruunuvuori Villas Part II

My last post was all about how I ended up exploring the Kruunuvuori Villas. This post contains more pictures and a brief history. In the late 19th century some wealthy inhabitants of Helsinki started looking for a place to build their summerhouses. They found Kruunuvuori and built the first villas. Others soon followed. In 1905Jatka lukemista ”Kruunuvuori Villas Part II”