A New Direction With The Blog

April 29, 2009 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This morning I did a photo heavy update for the blog and decided to take this into a bit of a new direction. There haven’t been updates in the last two months, although there have certainly been update worthy events, such as a trip to Egypt or an ice diving course. I’ll just have to bite the bullet and admit that I don’t have the resources to write such a long tome level entries I’ve used to in the past. Moreover, nowadays the content I produce seems to be all over the net, starting from Flickr and YouTube and ending in Facebook, Twitter and so on.

So, from now on I’ll use this blog as a place to collect some of that stuff into a some kind of a coherent whole. In stead of blogging separately about UE trips, I’ll link the photo albums here and let the photo captions tell the story, so I don’t end up writing the same things twice.

So, let’s kick this off with the following update medley – enjoy!

UE Easter: Railroad tunnel, rescue personnel training ground and abandoned villas

Urban Exploration: Abandoned heavy machinery repair shop

Ice Diving Course – Photos & Video

Photos: Red Sea Diving Trip / February 2009


UE Easter: Railroad tunnel, rescue personnel training ground and abandoned villas

April 12, 2009 · Posted in Urban Exploration · 1 Comment 

My plan was to check out an abandoned medical center, but I couldn’t figure out how to get in. Instead I went driving around looking for targets.

I checked out a railroad tunnel near where I used to live, a training ground for rescue personnel and an abandoned lot, before going to see one of the better known UE spots of Helsinki.

Kruunuvuori is a rocky hillside next to the sea. In the beginning of 1900’s several villas were built there for the rich elite. During and after the world wars the villas had several owners, until they were left vacant and abandoned. The area is really beautiful and it’s a wonder no-one has built anything in there.

This trip took place in Easter Sunday, the nature was still mostly dead after the winter and the sky was cloudy. The atmosphere in Kruunuvuori was something special – all those abandoned buildings, which you could almost see as they used to be, if you squinted just right…

(From the photoset in Flickr)





Urban Exploration: Abandoned heavy machinery repair shop

April 5, 2009 · Posted in Urban Exploration · Comment 

These are photos from an abandoned heavy machinery repair shop in Helsinki. Parts of it were used by the fire department for practice.

(From a photoset in Flickr)