The Writing is on the Wall

And here we are again. Another friend of mine learned about my adventures and wanted to see an abandoned building. The villa happened to be nearby, so we went there. My previous visit had been around one and a half months ago, so I didn’t expect anything special. I got the surprise of a lifetime.Jatka lukemista ”The Writing is on the Wall”

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”

Kruunuvuori Villas Part II

My last post was all about how I ended up exploring the Kruunuvuori Villas. This post contains more pictures and a brief history. In the late 19th century some wealthy inhabitants of Helsinki started looking for a place to build their summerhouses. They found Kruunuvuori and built the first villas. Others soon followed. In 1905Jatka lukemista ”Kruunuvuori Villas Part II”

Kruunuvuori Villas Part I

September 2015. I travelled to Helsinki to watch Finland play Faroe Islands in the EURO 2016 qualification. I stayed at a friend’s couch and brought her a bottle of wine, she had thought wine would be nice, too, so there was plenty of it. Back then I was pretty desperately in love with another friendJatka lukemista ”Kruunuvuori Villas Part I”

Bygone Luxury

The summer was in the city. My injured foot had gotten better and I often enjoyed long city tours on my bike. It was getting late, almost 11 pm, when I caught sight of this. A beautiful, luxurious modernist villa was standing on a plot of wasteland between half built streets and brand new blocksJatka lukemista ”Bygone Luxury”