Hanasaari A (2006)

These photos are taken in an old coal mill called Hanasaari A. At the time it was built there wasn’t much knowledge about how to operate this kind of factory, so most of the employees were former sailors. The technical equipment of the factory was similar to that which was on ships ( which are still in use!).
When walking around the building I found many marks of human hands, emloyees had used their creativity to fix broken machines or make them work better. That made the whole factory feel human and warm. That is something you cannot usually sense in such a place, between huge machines, pipes and 40 meter high ovens.
I was also inspired by the colors I saw there, though the whole place was covered with black dust.