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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
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Glimpses of history in Storyville’s 3 remaining buildings

Glimpses of history in Storyville’s 3 remaining buildings | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

Most of Storyville, the red-light district that existed along Basin Street near the French Quarter between 1897 and 1917, was torn down to make way for the Iberville public housing development before World War II. However, most of Iberville’s large brick buildings are now being demolished, allowing archaeologists and other scholars to take another look at Storyville’s history.

 

The district of bars and brothels took its name from Alderman Sidney Story, sponsor of an 1897 ordinance that limited prostitution to the area between North Robertson and Basin streets, and from Iberville to St. Louis streets.


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Sleepy City

While the city sleeps we're playing in the old tunnels, rancid sewers, subways, bridges and abandoned places of our environment. Welcome to sleepycity, the city is our playground.

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2011 Open call for entries on Urban Explorations

2011 Open call for entries on Urban Explorations | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The 4th Annual International DIVERSITY IN PLACE FILM FESTIVAL (DIPFF) returns once again to Honolulu, Hawai`i! This year we ask you to submit films on URBAN EXPLORATIONS. Tell us stories about the ...
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7 of NYC’s Last Surviving Old-Fashioned Vintage Phone Booths

7 of NYC’s Last Surviving Old-Fashioned Vintage Phone Booths | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
A roundup of seven notable New York City wooden phone booths, tucked away in bars and restaurants throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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6 Abandoned Buildings From Italy to Canada | Urban Ghosts Media

6 Abandoned Buildings From Italy to Canada | Urban Ghosts Media | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Picture article about urbex of abandoned buildings including derelict hospitals, a station and hotel...
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