Under Surveillance

Another day, another friend, another adventure. I had managed to locate a couple of places from Kniexp’s old website, and was on my way to explore them further. They were located in pretty remote places outside town. On the way we found this. Of course I knew about this place earlier. It was a oneJatka lukemista ”Under Surveillance”

The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part V

So this is as high as it gets. The view from the eight floor balcony over the lake really was worth the climb. The sunset was beautiful, but it was a bit difficult to enjoy it when I noticed, that the balcony I was standing on was growing trees from its cracks. Visibility was good.Jatka lukemista ”The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part V”

The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part III

Floor four of the massive abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium. One more look towards the yard and the main entrance and the wing. I don’t know what the wing housed, as we never entered that part of the building. We thought that this would be a good floor to start exploring deeper into the long part ofJatka lukemista ”The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part III”

The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part II

The door was indeed ajar. It led to a very dark basement, which could best be described as being a maze. We went through it carefully using our phones and flashlights, but the trek did remind me of why I usually never enter basements when being in abandoned buildings. The first staircase we found wasJatka lukemista ”The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part II”

The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part I

The final location of our midsummer tour was perhaps the largest, most beautiful and saddest abandoned building in Finland ever. It was a large tuberculosis sanatorium located in a beautiful cape near a large lake. It was around a hundred metres long, nine storeys high and built in a wonderful 1930’s functionalistic style. It isJatka lukemista ”The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part I”

The Trapped Village

Let the sign speak for itself: As you can see, we are in a small village between Finland and Russia. In the 1850’s it was situated on the shores of a large lake and otherwise surrounded by fields. First they built a channel, not a very large one, but important for the economy. It ranJatka lukemista ”The Trapped Village”

The Final Disposal for the Unwanted

My midsummer tour had now advanced to my destination, a town, the name of which I won’t disclose here. I spent the midsummer night grilling, chilling and in the sauna with friends, we even did some midsummer spells and went to the karaoke. We had a great time. I was up early the following day,Jatka lukemista ”The Final Disposal for the Unwanted”

Children Are Healthy When They Play Part III

The main attraction was indeed a castle. And like the kiosk featured in an earlier post, this one was also made of real stone. The castle had attracted all kinds of visitors, some of which hadn’t been nearly as kind as we were. It had definitely seen better days. I don’t know, who’s behind these,Jatka lukemista ”Children Are Healthy When They Play Part III”

Children Are Healthy When They Play Part II

This had been one of the main attractions, the home of Hilarius Hiiri (Hilarius the Mouse). He was a fictional character developed to teach children good Christian values like respecting other people. He moved away five years before the park’s closure. The park was located in a very strange corner of wasteland between tower blocks,Jatka lukemista ”Children Are Healthy When They Play Part II”

The Cottage by the Closed Road

A beautiful summer day was turning towards the evening, the sun was setting, and the shadows were getting longer. I had found out that a small abandoned house lay in a very remote location, and decided to go have a look, if it was still around. Not only was the location very remote, it wasJatka lukemista ”The Cottage by the Closed Road”