Smells Like Teen Spirit Part VI

All the balconies on the main stairway were boarded up. The reason probably was, that teenagers used fire stairs to climb to them and break inside the building. This far up the windows were no longer broken. KKK was here? It says ”sold” on the red sheets of paper. Whatever has been sold has beenJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part VI”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part V

So this is what happens, when you smash the glass above the stove. Hopefully it will never happen to me when cooking something. Another note forbidding showers after 10pm. And somebody asking, is it a sin. This toilet has met its fate. So has this phone. Here the inhabitants had decorated the walls. And itJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part V”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part III

What I really adore about old buildings is their stairways. They have a central role and usually had big windows and nice details. Up we go, then. As I said in my previous post, this place was full of instructions. Here it says that use of elevator is only allowed given permission by staff. TheJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit Part III”

Smells Like Teen Spirit Part I

On the edge of the city center in Oulu stood a large house with boarded windows. The older part was built in the early 1950’s and was designed by the first city architect Martti Heikura. An annex was added in 1973. The place was the student dormitory of a vocational school located nearby. Or actuallyJatka lukemista ”Smells Like Teen Spirit 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”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part IV

Here’s another shot of the alleyway between the planing mill on the left and the power plant on the right. As you can see, the day was beautiful for photography. Almost too beautiful, as the sun was constantly in the way. This close up of the planing mill shows the fire damage pretty clearly. TheJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part IV”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III

I believe the bridge was used as support for cabling between the planing mill and the power station. This is just a guess, but it was so weak, I couldn’t think of any other use for it. Like the planing mill, the power station was pretty much smashed. The planing mill could be seen throughJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part III”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part II

Upstairs we go then. As you can see, it was a very bright spring day outside. There wasn’t much graffiti downstairs, but upstairs was a different story. I especially like the mad spongebob breaking through the wall. I also wonder, why they had a railway track upstairs and why a wall was built right acrossJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part II”

A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part I

In the early 20th century a local railway station manager founded a sawmill in an island in front of a village called Martinniemi some 30 kilometers from the city of Oulu. After years of financial problems, a bancrupcy and several ownership changes, the sawmill got new owners, a fresh start and an expansion. In theJatka lukemista ”A Grand Piece of Sawdusty History Part I”

The Place Where My Nightmares Were Made

It had now been more than two years since I saw the abattoir, which sparked my interest towards abandoned buildings. I had tried entering it numerous times, but it came to nothing. I drove to the village, parked my car and walked the last hundred meters just to freeze from fear at the gates. AtJatka lukemista ”The Place Where My Nightmares Were Made”