The Quiet School by the Market Square Part I

After returning home I did some more research on the school I had spotted on my adventures. It was designed in the 1930’s by the same architect who had drawn the houses in Lättälä, Väinö Vähäkallio, and expanded in the 1950’s. It had once been the main school of the town, but was closed downJatka lukemista ”The Quiet School by the Market Square Part I”

The Prelude to a Discovery

Welcome to Southeastern Finland and Lake Saimaa. I spent a lot of time here during one especially dry and hot summer. As my blog is about photos and stories from abandoned places as well as my story of discovering those abandoned places, I decided to take this opportunity to promote this part of Finland aJatka lukemista ”The Prelude to a Discovery”

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 III

I believe the bridge was used as support for cabling between the planing mill and the power station. This is just a guess, but it was so weak, I couldn’t think of any other use for it. Like the planing mill, the power station was pretty much smashed. The planing mill could be seen throughJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III”

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”