urban exploration


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urban exploration

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(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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Urban exploration is where people visit abandoned sites for an 'explorer' experience.
Four years later, she reached out to a man named Anders, known for his urban explorations of Copenhagen, and asked if he would take her on her first roof-topping experience.
Urban exploration, or 'urbex',' isn't a new pastime but it is often illegal and for that reason practitioners remain in the shadows.
Because of how personal this particular urban exploration is, the main message is beauty in decay, as documenting things that someone once cared about or used is very important.
In a previous paper for this journal I explored the representational practices of online urban exploration forums concerned with bunker hunting (Bennett, 2011a) and outlined the 'taxonomic' modes of representation that appeared to be dominant within that online community.
Reading a passage in Peter Fleming's Brazilian Adventure, which was first published in 1933, brought to mind your recent discussions on adventure and urban exploration (Urban spelunking, July 2012; I'm a geographer, August 2012).
org/drift), which aims to further encourage new modes of urban exploration and spacial experience by randondy assembling lists of psychogeographic instructions, such as, "Find the smallest space around you," or, "Head north until the light changes.
Like these forerunners of urban exploration, or modern flaneurs, Wakeman examines not only how citizens ordered and used public space to suit their needs, but also how these spaces were shaped by official discourses and the performance and practice of governmentality.
We're going to change some things up going forward," Carr said, "do more urban exploration but through official channels.
Urban Exploration is the art of sneaking into abandoned or off-limits factors, aviation ' boneyards', and other derelict ex-military or industrial centers to photograph abandoned holdings, and NIGHT VISION captures these Urban Exploration results, comes from one of the foremost photographers of the phenomenon, and offers a blend of night photos and special lighting effects.
Taken by a member of a cult urban exploration group, the photographs show the ghostly interiors of buildings and structures.
Urban exploration is intro'd as ultra-dangerous, first in a pointless graphic note and then more effectively in a sequence in a Detroit building where threesome Nate (Daniel Caltagirone), Addy (Flora Montgomery) and Jay (Nicholas Aaron) base-jump to escape authorities.

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