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 IV

Well I did promise some views, didn’t I. We’re not quite there yet, and the windows are a bit dirty for sightseeing anyway, but this photo actually started a trend I have employed a lot later on in my photography. As the evening light came so beautifully through the window, I started photographing sceneries framedJatka lukemista ”The Sorry State of the Mastodon Part IV”

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 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”

Rust in Peace

Our journey on the border between Finland and Russia continued to smaller and smaller dirt roads. My friend acting as the guide said, he knew another location, which might be interesting. He said it was a bit difficult to spot, so he told me to slow down while he was keeping an eye on theJatka lukemista ”Rust in Peace”

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 IV

The castle had really been popular among painters. The world at the top was especially bright and featured rather large pieces. The light to the castle came via four small windows on top of the tower. And the place looked much smaller from here than from ground level. Originally the castle was called the SleepingJatka lukemista ”Children Are Healthy When They Play Part IV”

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 I

My midsummer plans were to drive to the opposite side of the country to see some friends, grill food and heat the sauna. But as Finland is such a large place, the drive would take up to eight hours. I decided to chop it up in shorter sections. I took two colleagues with me, whoJatka lukemista ”Children Are Healthy When They Play Part I”