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Old mental hospital at Nikkilä, Sipoo, Finland is quite unique area and renovated beginning of 21st century for apartments. Build in 1914 it served as hospital for mental illnesses until 1999. Many famous Finns has been taken care of there, to mention one is photographer Signe Brander (wiki), famous female photographer, one of the first ones, who's work (link) has inspired many cityscape and street photographers for decades. She also documented many old manors in Finland.

Her health unfortunately was vague and she lost almost totally her sight and got hospitalized. During the WWII bombings she was evacuated to this mental hospital outside capitol area, although she didn't suffer of mental health problems. Times were brutal and difficult and many patients died for hunger during those years, Signe Brander being one of the victims in 1942.

Nowadays the hospital area is residential district and very harmonious and beautiful place to live. Couple of pictures from there maintaining the privacy of inhabitants.

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Fremantle Technical School , Western Australia - Dated Buildings and Cornerstones by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking. The image was taken in August 2016.

Whilst the Fremantle Technical School is today known as the Challenger Institute of Technology, which is, in turn, the South Metropolitan TAFE, it started life in 1913 as a two-story building of brick construction in the Federation Freestyle. It is representative of the development of a technical education system for post-primary aged children in Western Australia. It appears that the TAFE ceased to use the building in 2001 and in 2019 works were commenced to ready it for sale.
 

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St Blaise Church - Chasserades - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D6-17 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Contextual image of the church at Chasserades. I believe it is St Blaise but was not able to confirm this. The church very much dominates the hamlet, having been built on a high point in the area.

Day 6 of 12 - La Bastide-Puylaurent to Chasserades: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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St Blaise Church - Chasserades - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D6-17 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Contextual image of the church at Chasserades. I believe it is St Blaise but was not able to confirm this. The church very much dominates the hamlet, having been built on a high point in the area.

Day 6 of 12 - La Bastide-Puylaurent to Chasserades: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
rather special for me that the church is not standing alone.
 

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Église du Collège - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-03 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Église du Collège du Puy-en-Velay is a church of the Catholic faith. The construction of the church commenced in 1604 and was completed in 1635 and remains in use today.

In this parish church, one will find the sanctuary of Saint Jean-François Régis, the apostle of Velay and Vivarais, who died in Lalouvesc (in Ardèche) in 1640.

Saint Jean-François Régis from 1636, apparently traveled the mountains of Vivarais and Velay to evangelize its inhabitants. He created a refuge on the Puy for repentant prostitutes, defended lacemakers by getting the Parliament of Toulouse the right to manufacture lace again of which Le Puy-en-Velay is well known for today.

Day 0 of 12 - Le Puy-en-Velay: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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Église du Collège {B&W} - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-04 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Église du Collège du Puy-en-Velay is a church of the Catholic faith. The construction of the church commenced in 1604 and was completed in 1635 and remains in use today.

In this parish church, one will find the sanctuary of Saint Jean-François Régis, the apostle of Velay and Vivarais, who died in Lalouvesc (in Ardèche) in 1640.

Saint Jean-François Régis from 1636, apparently traveled the mountains of Vivarais and Velay to evangelize its inhabitants. He created a refuge on the Puy for repentant prostitutes, defended lacemakers by getting the Parliament of Toulouse the right to manufacture lace again of which Le Puy-en-Velay is well known for today.

Day 0 of 12 - Le Puy-en-Velay: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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Commercial Building 72 Wray Avenue Fremantle by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The commercial building located at 72 Wray Avenue, is described as a single storey, rendered masonry and iron single-width shop with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The dominant feature of the building is the heavily detailed timber gable end [this is what caught my attention].

A little history on Wray Avenue and 72 Wray Avenue

Wray Avenue was originally Hampton Street. The name was changed to avoid confusion with the intersecting Hampton Road. It became Alexander Road, after Laurence Alexander, Mayor 1901-1902, and a representative of Falk & Co.

The street name was again changed to avoid confusion with Alexandra Road in East Fremantle and became Wray Avenue in 1923. It was named for William E Wray, at one time with the Education Dept as Truant Inspector, and a resident of the street. He was on the Fremantle Tramways Board and Mayor of Fremantle, 1914-1918.

This property was formerly 80 Wray Avenue; renumbering occurred in 1930/31.

This house is one of several on a single lot of land that was first developed prior to 1880. The sequence of development of this group of buildings is difficult to establish as the rates book for this early period does not distinguish clearly the individual buildings on the lot. The number of buildings on the lot gradually increased during the 1890s and by 1894 there were seven cottages on the lot.

The owners were Benjamin Shemelds, Mary McNeece, and Godfrey Dixon. Mary McNeece was the wife of John McNeece, architect and carpenter who designed several buildings on the adjacent corner lot.

Because this building has a frontage on the front property boundary it is suggested that this building was originally designed for a commercial purpose. The only shop recorded on this lot was in 1900 it is therefore suggested that this is when this building was constructed. The owner was John McNeece and the occupant was Mary M. Tapper, a shopkeeper. It is probable that McNeece designed this building.

A plan of the site in 1907 shows that this brick cottage had a verandah at the rear but was located on the side of the building. A timber closet was located in the rear of the property.

This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Purple: "Of architectural and historic significance in its own right.”)

Source: InHerit – Heritage Council – State Heritage Office
 
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