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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My desire for urban exploration was satisfied by Baku's beautiful and active Baku Boulevard which was bustling with activities and vibrant nightlife.
Urban exploration is where people visit abandoned sites for an 'explorer' experience.
She says that until recently, urban exploration was a man's world, but more and more women are popping up around the world.
These "urban exploration" type pics were taken by Billingham man James Nielsen, who persuaded those working on the demolition to let him inside.
The first five chapters of the text contain photographs taken on urban exploration journeys to abandoned religious sites, industrial sites, hospitals and other healthcare sites, places of leisure, and residences of various kinds.
Then again, urban exploration isn't your average hobby.
He describes his own involvement in urban exploration, also known as UrbEx or UE, and he analyzes the motivations and rationale, the spirit, the adventure, and the social statement and significance of going to urban places where you're not supposed to go.
Janie calls her city travels "urban exploration," an activity of well-to-do youth who "venture into run-down paradises with cameras and notebooks to enjoy their pleasures and chart their mysteries." Janie and her fellow explorers find joy in discovery, but the connotations of "exploration" cannot be overlooked--theirs is a game about mapping subaltern terrain.
The Cacophony Society inspired or created phenomenon ranging from the novel/movie Fight Club to urban exploration, billboard alteration, the Yes Men, flash mobs, and "Santa Rampages."
"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.

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