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Report - Domestic Air Raid Shelter - Kotka - Finland - August 2013

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Techwreckie, Aug 7, 2013.

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    This small air raid shelter is in the basement of an apartment block built in the 70s for managers at a nearby factory and their families. I'm told that it was a requirement for apartment blocks in Finland to have air raid shelters up until very recently, not sure on this though. The housing estate also has a larger standalone shelter built into a huge rock; I wasn't able to gain access but it is apparently sometimes hired out for conferences etc.

    I'm a poor photographer with a poor camera so forgive the picture quality, I'm just looking to give an impression of the site!

    The shelter is at a slightly lower level at the far end of the basement corridor, with this door separating it (imagine having this beauty sitting in your basement!):
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    Through here you enter a room with a similar door on each side, and a sink and drain:
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    The doors in this room lead to two large rooms; one of them is being used by the residents for drying clothes:
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    In between the two large rooms are the toilets...
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    ...of a kind
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    The second large room contained these huge water butts. I wonder how long they were imagining people might stay here?
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    And also some machinery in a cage...no idea what it's for...
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    On one wall was this beautiful electrical box:
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    And on another was a small hatch leading to the emergency exit corridor, with a ladder at the end (this was flooded so I didn't go in):
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    Leading out here:
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    Not the most interesting of sites but a pretty advanced shelter for a little 3-storey apartment block!
     

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