The School for the Special Salmon Part III

Next I arrived in the main lobby. I took these pictures in September, but somehow they had already braced for the coming winter. In Finland we always joke about old people trying to use kicksleds in as little snow as possible. Wonder, where grandpa’s tried to go this time. Let’s have a look at theJatka lukemista ”The School for the Special Salmon Part III”

The School for the Special Salmon Part II

As you can see from the picture, the power is on. This is the only abandoned house I’ve ever been to, which wasn’t completely abandoned. Boxers were training here even while I photographed. And yes, I did promise some surprises. Well, let’s see what we find if we follow that arrow. All right, it seemsJatka lukemista ”The School for the Special Salmon Part II”

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”

You May Look But You May Not Enter

The summer was over, leaves fell and darkness poured to Finland. I returned to my studies and the days were now so short, that you really couldn’t consider any photography realated adventured at all. Not that I had anything to photograph. My friends hadn’t tipped me about any new abandoned placess, and the ones IJatka lukemista ”You May Look But You May Not Enter”

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”