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'When streets become supernatural': the joy of walking in cities at night

'When streets become supernatural': the joy of walking in cities at night | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
With technology whittling away at our attention spans, our sense of place is vanishing. In an extract from his new book, Nick Dunn explains how a simple night-time stroll can help us to profoundly reconnect with our surroundings
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Subterranean London - immersive interactive

Subterranean London - immersive interactive | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Underneath the streets of the capital lies a hidden labyrinth of Victorian sewers. We’re going down 20 metres and back 150 years
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Urban explorer and geographer Dr Bradley Garrett – audio interview

Urban explorer and geographer Dr Bradley Garrett – audio interview | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Dr Bradley Garrett has been exploring the forbidden parts of cities since he was a teenager. He talks to Stephen Moss
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The Party Castle Forgotten in the Jungle for Half a Century

The Party Castle Forgotten in the Jungle for Half a Century | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
There are some places in the world that make you weak at the knees with nostalgia and Paronella Castle is one of them.

It was the impossible dream of an ambitious Spanish immigrant who sailed to Australia in 1913 to make a life for himself and his fiancé waiting back home. José Paronella worked f
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Elegant neglect: abandoned Italian buildings – in pictures

Elegant neglect: abandoned Italian buildings – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Milan-based photographer Eleonora Costi spent the past three years travelling across Italy to find unoccupied buildings
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Digging into Liverpool's secret tunnels

Below Liverpool's streets lies a 200-year-old tunnel network that confounds the experts.
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Urban memories: share your old photos of cities around the world

Urban memories: share your old photos of cities around the world | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
From lost buildings to transformed neighbourhoods, share your pictures and memories of the changing landscapes of cities with GuardianWitness
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Painting for peace: global mural project highlights the walls that divide our cities

Painting for peace: global mural project highlights the walls that divide our cities | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Across the world, urban barrier walls divide communities on ethnic, religious and political lines. On International Peace Day, artists are turning these walls of separation into points of connection, in one of the largest ever mural projects
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The revolution-inspired graffiti changing the face of Kiev – in pictures

The revolution-inspired graffiti changing the face of Kiev – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Two years since the protests that overthrew the government, large murals have been appearing across Ukraine’s capital – some by renowned street artists, others by politically charged locals. RFE/RL takes a tour
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Inside Shanghai Tower: China's tallest skyscraper claims to be world's greenest

Inside Shanghai Tower: China's tallest skyscraper claims to be world's greenest | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The Shanghai Tower is another in a long list of ambitious skyscrapers competing fiercely for sustainability credentials as well as height. But how ‘green’ are these buildings – and is environmentalism really the motivation?
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'Chernobyl VR Project' Out Now On Oculus Rift, HTC Vive in August - Bloody Disgusting!

'Chernobyl VR Project' Out Now On Oculus Rift, HTC Vive in August - Bloody Disgusting! | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
'Chernobyl VR Project' Out Now On Oculus Rift, HTC Vive in August
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What a Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After the Humans Left

What a Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After the Humans Left | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Since March 2011, a 30-mile radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul recently snuck in to photograph the apocalyptic scene today.
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The Haunting Beauty of the 'Chernobyl VR Project' - Bloody Disgusting!

The Haunting Beauty of the 'Chernobyl VR Project' - Bloody Disgusting! | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The Haunting Beauty of the 'Chernobyl VR Project'
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Paranapiacaba: Preserving a Haunting Railway Ghost Town in Brazil - Urban Ghosts Media

Paranapiacaba: Preserving a Haunting Railway Ghost Town in Brazil - Urban Ghosts Media | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The once abandoned village of Paranapiacaba, outside Sao Paolo, is something of a railway ghost town, preserved as a piece of living Brazilian history.
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Hidden city: London’s sewer men at work – in pictures

Hidden city: London’s sewer men at work – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Thames Water sewer technicians look after over 70,000 miles of subterranean tunnels in London. David Levene photographs them on duty
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Vhils desenha José Saramago na fachada da Universidade Carlos III de Madrid

Vhils desenha José Saramago na fachada da Universidade Carlos III de Madrid | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
O artista português Alexandre Farto, mais conhecido como Vhils, vai desenhar um graffiti com o rosto do Nobel português da literatura na fachada da Universidade Carlos III de Madrid.
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Diz que é uma espécie de roteiro da arte urbana

Diz que é uma espécie de roteiro da arte urbana | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Graffitis, azulejos e até lixo. A arte urbana em Lisboa está de boa saúde e recomenda-se. De Vhils a Bordalo II.
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Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped

Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The world is experiencing rapid urbanisation, but not every city is growing. Population is likely to decline in 17% of large cities in developed regions and 8% of cities across the world from 2015 to 2025, according to a McKinsey report
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Life in an aircraft graveyard – in pictures

Life in an aircraft graveyard – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Photojournalist Lauren DeCicca met three Thai families who have created makeshift homes from abandoned aeroplanes in a vacant lot in east Bangkok
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ruin'arte

ruin'arte | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Dia 1 de Outubro pelas 18.30h, será inaugurada a XXXª Exposição Ruin'Arte, na Fábrica do Braço de Prata, onde tive o privilégio d
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Lisbon's Anti-Establishment, Wall-Destroying Street Artist

Alexandre Farto, known as Vhils, uses a carving technique that makes portraits out of the layers of a building.
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Fallen cities: how artists have captured ruins, from Kabul to Rome – in pictures

Fallen cities: how artists have captured ruins, from Kabul to Rome – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Architectural ruins and lost cities have fascinated artists throughout the centuries. A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, When Cities Fall, showcases impressions of crumbling heritage both imagined and real
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Abandoned train station signals community revival in Singapore

Abandoned train station signals community revival in Singapore | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
With its efficient urban planning, Singapore has long had a highly regulated approach to public space. Can community-focused projects like the redevelopment of the abandoned Tanjong Pagar station enliven the city-state?
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Writing on the wall: inside London's graffiti scene – in pictures

Writing on the wall: inside London's graffiti scene – in pictures | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Photographer Marc Vallée spent a year documenting a graffiti crew, exploring the tension between public and private space in London
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An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon a Really Cool Star Wars Location

An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon a Really Cool Star Wars Location | Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Oblivion State is a British urban exploration forum, and several of its members came across a really exciting find: the Millennium Falcon film set for the upcoming eighth Star Wars film.
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