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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But he and his fellow villagers would also like to use the abandoned hotels in the buffer zone again, which is probably a decisive reason why 64 per cent of the roughly 8,000 residents voted in favour of the Anan plan in 2004, which was rejected by 75 per cent of Greek Cypriots.
All those huge abandoned hotels and holiday resorts.
Summary: It is a depressing sight: closed shops, empty restaurants, and abandoned hotels. Bhamdoun's main street, once the glittering gem of Lebanon's golden age, betrays nothing of its polished upscale past.
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. With titles like "Peep Show," "Pasos en la Obscuridad" (Footsteps in the Darkness), "The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice," "Bogeyman," "Tight, Right, White," "The Law of Remains," and his critically acclaimed "Quotations From a Ruined City,” his performances provided a glimpse into his personal outrage toward many aspects of American life.
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 response, a group of downtown business, real estate and arts and culture interests conceived a vision for revitalization that replaced heavy retail and shipping activity with multiple attractions for citizens, tourists, restaurants, specialty shops, and offices.
The minister said another issue was discussed, relating to old, abandoned hotels that are an eyesore.
Nine people were arrested for stealing in disaster-hit areas with abandoned hotels the main targets.
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.