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 III

Our next stop was the attic of the eastern annex building. It was a long open space, where moving was made difficult by thick channels of ventilation pipes made out of concrete and brick. There was really no proper use for the place. It was just for technical equipment and storing things. Somehow a thickJatka lukemista ”Return to the Workers’ Institute Part III”

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”

I’ve Been Keeping an Eye on You

A rainy May day is a perfect day to visit a flea market, isn’t it? The flea market was located in a red brick building outside the city center. It was a strange, fan-shaped building, which had originally served as a mail truck depot for decades. Although simple and rugged, I rather liked its looks.Jatka lukemista ”I’ve Been Keeping an Eye on You”

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”

Unfinished Business

A Trip to Spain seemed like the perfect getaway from the cold, dark and hostile winter in Finland. I spent a nice week in the sun eating well and enjoying drinks in the sun. Just sitting and staring at the sea became boring mid-week, so I decided to visit Benalmadena. There I Spotted a mountain,Jatka lukemista ”Unfinished Business”

Just a Hole in the Ground

Winter approached Finland. Leaves fell off trees, daylight vanished. The world was dark, grey, cold and dull. To keep depression away I booked a ticket on a large student cruise. The cruise was from Turku to Stockholm, but it was just half of the fun. The organizing university was in Jyväskylä, so I travelled there,Jatka lukemista ”Just a Hole in the Ground”

Good Bye, Good Morning Hotel

In the early 1970’s Vaasa was the indisputable center of Ostrobothnia. It was the bilingual and cultural hub of the area with a rich business life, and of course hotels. At least three of them with a rich history were located right in the heart of the city. Perhaps it was the proximity of theJatka lukemista ”Good Bye, Good Morning Hotel”