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Old 03-21-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hey, I figured this was the most appropriate board? I searched and found some topics that were specific to certain cities, but I'd love to see what is beyond my city. So.. are people here into Urban Exploration (Urbex)?

Ive been exploring since I was a kid, but until recently, I didn't know there was a name for it!

Ive just moved down to Sydney from Brisbane (Australia) and have been spending far too much time wandering the streets of the inner city. So so much beautiful architecture and character.

I look for houses, warehouses/factories that are abandoned and just photograph, sit & ponder... it's sometimes fraught with peril. Nosy neighbours, not-so-hospitable squatters and of course, that issue with trespass I also photo the street art that adds colour and life.

But I see things that the public don't, don't care to look for and I see so much random stuff that its kind of addictive.

If there are others here with that same interest, please share!

cheers










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Old 03-22-2013, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I've done a little myself, but it was for other reasons. I've explored the Paramount Theater in Youngstown, because it was a potential project. I toured a number of abandoned houses, because I was looking for a restoration project. Because I was there for other reasons, any photos I have aren't very artistic.

You may like this guy's work:
Historic Glencoe-Auburn Being Demolished (Update 3) Abandoned
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:14 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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These are pretty awesome. This place was intact until recently, now under renovation for reuse.

Baltimore's Lebow Clothing Factory: Past, Present and Future Ziger/Snead Architects
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: The City
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Hidden City Philadelphia | Dossier/City Branch
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The City
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Tour the Divine Lorraine and Metropolitan Opera House with NAC – Next City
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Never really gone exploring myself. At least not inside of of vacant buildings. But it is quite popular here in the States.

Detroiturbex.com - Locations
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Not personally. I do think it's fascinating, however. I'm more limited to urban tourist. I've done things like the underground tour in Seattle and Sacramento, but it would seem to pretentious to call that exploring.

Fascinating Underground Worlds by Steve Duncan - My Modern Metropolis
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Not personally. I do think it's fascinating, however. I'm more limited to urban tourist. I've done things like the underground tour in Seattle and Sacramento, but it would seem to pretentious to call that exploring.

Fascinating Underground Worlds by Steve Duncan - My Modern Metropolis
The underground is a whole other world! I was speaking to a telecomms guy here in Sydney that works the tunnels under the CBD. He told me that all manhole covers are wired to a central command. If they can't ascertain who is trying to enter, the police are dispatched. Because of terrorism.. sad.

**Thanks a lot for the links - Ive got hours of searching ahead of me!

cheers
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: WINTERpeg
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Nice photos, ever been to the abandoned tram warehouse or WW2 bunkers?
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've always liked urban exploring. I'd really love to go on a dual sport or supermoto.

This video is the first thing I though of:


Supermoto Hooligans 13 Urban Exploration - YouTube

I also like lauriejennifer's channel:


Climb the Tower! - AIRBASE SUNDAY 3 [KC SUPERMOTO SUNDAY 3!] - YouTube


Air Base Sunday - Part 1 [KC SUPERMOTO SUNDAY 3!] - YouTube
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