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‘Viaporin kekri’ puts a modern spin on Finland’s forgotten harvest festival

The comeback of Kekri: Finland’s ancient end-of-October harvest festival and the most magical night of the year marked by song, dance, feasting, divination and spell-casting.


This factory once made a village rich and now it sits abandoned

Inside the factory vandalism virtually stops. It is as if the place hasn’t been touched by anything besides the passage of time – and possibly a resident kit of insanely loud pigeons.

The Little House of Christ in the Espoo Suburbs

Pastel-colored religious books, trippy cat art and doilies everywhere – this abandoned house could only have belonged to two sisters that lived and died together serving Christ.

Experience the life of 19th century nobility at this abandoned lakeside mansion

Elaborate chandeliers, fireplaces and mahogany artwork, oh my!

Unequal neighborhoods: Visiting Jakomäentie 4 in its final days

Demolished in late 2014, this apartment block was a disdained and contested, but nevertheless important part of Helsinki working-class history.

This hoarder’s house is a veritable return to innocence

Sometimes, just sometimes the outside of an abandoned building has so many stories to tell that you’re not even sorry that you didn’t get to see it from the inside. Such is the case of the famous little red house on Veturitie 12, Helsinki.

From diesel to dust: Two generations of Finnish rail nostalgia

On a rail yard in Helsinki, discarded trains are waiting for their final fate as the area faces a complete makeover.