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Some months ago I went to explore this abandoned middle school. Since it is almost completely vandalized, there is nothing special inside (exept maybe for the wooden chair you will see), but what made me so curious about this structure was its architecture, very modern and... unusual for a school. Since it was raining and we didn't have any umbrellas, I couldn't take many pictures from outside; I also tried to climb onto the top, but for the same reason I stayed there only for a few seconds (the camera I was using wasn't even mine and was really expensive, so I was scared to ruin it).

 

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"-RiP- You were and remain unique, grandpa"
(I found that chair in that position)

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I like the brutalist look to the place. Like you say it's unusual, but pretty cool!

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The architecture is indeed a little unusual, for example, the windows with the rounded corners. I especially like the dome with the skylight.

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