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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:29 PM Edited by VF94, 18 February 2013 - 06:36 PM.

So for a few years i have explored a number of disused factories,houses and hospitals,what do you guys think about it?

http://en.wikipedia....ban_exploration

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

yeah i love looking at abandoned buildings...

Old school with now

Russian church

American school

St Louis

American stores

New England

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Some shots i took.
http://www.flickr.co...s/93350369@N04/

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Here's an interesting Urban Exploration video I watched a while back! Pretty impressive, take a look if you have time.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Yeah i know it,Steve Duncan is a pretty big douchebag though.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

I'm too scare to go in then big ole mean buildings. blush.gif

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Sounds like my school.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Don't worry, it takes 80% stupidity and 20% courage to do this.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Abandoned Barn in Wyoming.

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Empty Military Base in Whittier.

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Abandoned House in Coshuenco, Chile.

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Sanatorium Near Berlin.

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Mackenzie High, Detroit.

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Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.

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Abandoned Mill in Sorrento, Italy.

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Abandoned Stone Cottage in Kenmare, Ireland.

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Old Watermill in Quebec.

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Epsom Mental Asylum, England.

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Abandoned LazyBoy in Seattle.

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I love this, if you guys want I can post some more. smile.gif







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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

Did you take those shots cuz they are amazing?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

Abandoned Britain

Whetstone Engineering
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Fisons
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Portsdown West (the old Defence Evaluation and Research Agency before it became Dstl)
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Human brain samples at Runwell Research Laboratories
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (blitz @ Monday, Feb 18 2013, 21:45)
Abandoned LazyBoy in Seattle.

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No! F*ck you I say! F*ck you!



Anyways can't you guys get like, injured or something from this?

What about asbestos?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:56 PM Edited by zoo3891, 18 February 2013 - 11:00 PM.

Here's a blog post by a photographer who sneaked into one of Disney's abandoned attractions. It doesn't have very many cool pictures, but it's a pretty interesting read.

And if you haven't seen him yet (and don't mind his aesthetics), adamthewoo posts his explorations on youtube, most of them are in Florida though.

Here's a few of my favorite videos of his:

Phosphate Factory


Power/Water Plant


The set of The Truman Show (Not abandoned, but still cool!)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

I've never done any exploring like that before, but it seems interesting! I think my main worry would be either the place collapsing on me or running into some crazy homeless people or thugs hiding out.

Fulton Market Cold Storage in Chicago. Formerly abandoned cold storage facility, now being converted into offices and lofts. But when it was still abandoned, it was like an ice fortress.
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Before...
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And what will be after by next year.
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Here's all the ice on the 8th floor being melted.


And here's an abandoned missile launch site and fallout shelter in Wheeler, Indiana. Leftover from the 1950s.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

Actually, abandoned stuff like this is actually kinda cool.

I like to look at abandoned junkyards and cars and such as well, kinda neat to see. As are Barn Find cars.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE (corvettelover @ Monday, Feb 18 2013, 18:44)
Actually, abandoned stuff like this is actually kinda cool.

I like to look at abandoned junkyards and cars and such as well, kinda neat to see. As are Barn Find cars.

I see you on that. One one hand I think seeing abandoned structures is heart-breaking (especially educational institutions) On the other hand, I find it beautiful how the vegetation of this earth can reclaim the land we once used. It kinda merges the "concrete jungle" with the actual jungle in a sense.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

QUOTE (LazyboyEight @ Monday, Feb 18 2013, 16:51)
Anyways can't you guys get like, injured or something from this?

What about asbestos?

Of course, you can get injured doing just about anything, being careful and respectful is paramount. Simply wearing a mask usually keeps you safe from most of the dangerous airborne things.

I've only found myself in one abandoned place, a local amusement park that's been closed down for a good ten years. I don't have any of the pictures we took, but there was a Reddit post awhile back that inspired me to go there. The place is called Joyland, pretty eerie, especially after having been there a fair few times in my youth.

Link to album.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:52 AM Edited by Kifflom112, 19 February 2013 - 01:54 AM.

@Claude94, god why do people always try to ruin good architecture with that modern crap? It would look fine if they just left that building in Chicago alone.

Anyways, very interesting thread. Deteriorated buildings are pretty interesting to me.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

I found an old abandoned garage in the middle of the woods last summer in southeast Michigan when a friend and I were exploring.

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We do this quite a lot as a hobby. We plan to look for more soon, especially when it gets warmer. ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

We used to skate at this abandoned primary school. It was pretty sick because we would just punch holes through walls and smash glass windows with our skateboards. We stopped going when my friend punched a window and cut open his hand, now he has a huge scar on it.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:36 AM

QUOTE (Kifflom112 @ Monday, Feb 18 2013, 19:52)
@Claude94, god why do people always try to ruin good architecture with that modern crap? It would look fine if they just left that building in Chicago alone.

I agree, I live in Chicago and they've done the warehouse-to-office conversions to quite a few structures (my father even works in one), and they turned out just fine without messing up the outside.

Here's another in this city left abandoned. This is a furniture factory that actually burned down last month
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This place got completely iced over when they tried putting the fire out
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Then a fire broke out again, and now the structure no longer exists anymore.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:55 AM

I remember that fire, the ice pictures were all over BBC news smile.gif

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:32 AM

No longer exists anymore... cryani.gif What a loss.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

When you said "Urban exploration" I thought you meant Parkour, not Looking at rusted, old, burnt out buildings

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

QUOTE (billy james @ Monday, Feb 18 2013, 23:51)
When you said "Urban exploration" I thought you meant Parkour, not Looking at rusted, old, burnt out buildings

Well, that's what it is. ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

Here is a awesome site on Urban exploration
Infiltration.org

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:53 AM

Well this isn't exactly boring,if you really want to see a place then you can expect junkies,security guards,rabid dogs,chemicals,unsound structures and being charged with trespassing if the cops get you,nothing like running from a bunch of pissed of guards to let you know you're alive.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

fascinating pictures. urban photography.

personally I'm more into landscapes and macro, but it definitely has its own kind of beauty.
I just hope you guys don't get caught in one of these buildings when they collapse lol.gif

you know, since they're so old and already half ruined. they look so unstable.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Well if there is one thing commies did right then that is making durable buildings,the factories at least could be nuked and they would probably still stand.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:12 AM

In my hometown the oldest most abandoned, buildings were the old grain silos, and since they were basically an 30 story tube of rust, you couldn't really explore them..




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