Thursday, December 10, 2009

Doctor Who Was Here

Doctor Who Was Here, originally uploaded by Petteri Sulonen.

There are weird things tucked away in the city. I came across this the other day. It looks like a phone booth, cast from concrete, with a steel door, and formerly painted green. It's full of something broken, the glass on the door is long gone, and the door is red with rust, but the brass lock is shiny and new.

The box is next to an old red brick building that looks like a military barracks, right at the edge of the bright, new Ruoholahti district, facing the huge construction site of Jätkäsaari. They're building a new residential district there, after recently decommissioning the port, which has been relocated further from the city center. I wonder what stories it has to tell...


  1. How odd. The shadowy image that appears to be inside looks almost like the thoracic portion of a skeleton with arms raised.

    Probably was actually a news stand or something prosaic like that though.

  2. Isn't it, though? I really have no idea what it is. We don't have news stands like that, it doesn't appear to have a phone inside (the arms of the skeleton are a loop of what appears to be electrical cable, though), and military guard boxes don't come with doors on. And what's the deal with the shiny brass lock? Mystery...