urban exploration

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urban exploration

n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a recreational activity in which people explore derelict urban structures such as abandoned sewers or underground railways or attempt to access areas which are closed to the public such as the roofs of skyscrapers
Often shortened to: urbex
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Summary: It is a depressing sight: closed shops, empty restaurants, and abandoned hotels.
The minister said another issue was discussed, relating to old, abandoned hotels that are an eyesore.
A shell of its former self, the once booming beach town is now a macabre tourist attraction, where abandoned hotels have been left to rot.
Across Sharm El Sheikh empty sun- loungers lie side by side and swimming pools at abandoned hotels sit empty.
In other cities abroad, governments have been buying abandoned hotels and housing street families there, and records show that once given a sense of security and permanence, the parents are better able to support their families.
Abdoh and his troupe often performed in downtrodden storefronts, warehouses, lofts, and abandoned hotels.
The many abandoned hotels in Havana inspired Home-Pool (2006), a work created during a residency at Atelier Calder in Sache, France.
But citizens knew the convention center would attract little new business activity if tourists and conventioneers would be greeted by empty storefronts and abandoned hotels.
IN THE midst of acres of Varosha's abandoned hotels, holiday apartments and houses a new initiative to regenerate the resort into a thriving cultural, economic and environmental hub has been launched.
Nine people were arrested for stealing in disaster-hit areas with abandoned hotels the main targets.
Larnaca Tourist Board said on Friday that in addition to the Beau Rivage, lying abandoned for seven years on the Larnaca-Dhekelia road, there were three other abandoned hotels lying next to luxury hotels still in use.