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30 September 2005 @ 05:08 am
Dirty apartment  
I recently visited an apartment which was the kind of crappy apartment I though did not really exist in Finland anywhere else than in movies. My classmate lives in the top floor of this decades old building (perhaps from the 40's) which is in pretty bad condition. When I saw the apartment I instantly fell in love with it. The hall was lit only by a bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling. The ceiling itself was dirty and bumpy. Walls were also quite dirty, and the wallpaper was partly torn off. There was no shower in the apartment, only a small WC with sickly green walls, which didn't really matter, since the lamp of the WC didn't work. A nice detail was a piece of plumbing on the corner, covered with some plastic wrap badly imitating wood. It was a hideous WC, but with charm.

The same charm was also present in the kitchen with partly torn off light brown wallpapers and dim lighting. For some reason the kitchen wall had a window to the bedroom. Not just a hole in the wall, but actually a glass window. The bedroom had one wall completely painted dark red, otherwise the room was cream white. The plaster from the ceiling was crumbling off as was the paint from the windows. Furniture was all very cheap. Old carpets, fake-leather chairs, white paper lamp about to fall down, small improvised tables and so on. It was the kind of place where I would want to listen some moody music, get really drunk, pass out and wake up in the next evening only to start treating my hangover with more alcohol, perhaps eating some cold food in the midst of drinking. A place where one could take some distance to the neat, clean and civilized everyday life.

(I don't know do you get the idea what the place was like, since I found describing it in English quite difficult.)
 
 
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Takestakes on September 30th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
Fight Club came into my mind.
morgan miller, earl gay of lahti city: but i am an artiste!filed on September 30th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
where is this place? it sounds interesting.
Kapteenitoby_forrester on October 8th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
Olli-Pekan kämppä siinä Mauste-Mestan vieressä.
morgan miller, earl gay of lahti city: butterfly caughtfiled on October 8th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
ai niin NE talot. joo niistä löytyy varmaan aika jänniä tatseja, mitä interiööreihin tulee.