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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
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Abandoned Relics of the Past in Roscoe, Nebraska

Abandoned Relics of the Past in Roscoe, Nebraska | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Exploring historic abandoned buildings in the rural town of Roscoe, Nebraska and their obscure histories.

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Exploring historic abandoned buildings in the rural town of Roscoe, Nebraska and their obscure histories.
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Urbex: The Artists Guesthouse

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An abandoned cottage in Norfolk. Lots of paintings were left behind here by
the former resident.

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Carbon Sigma: Urban Exploration Link Repository

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There is something romantic about buildings with a long, lost history and nearly forgotten. These places are not for everyone. But for those who know, they tend to provide an eerie sense of timeless inspiration. Here is a collection of links serving as a virtual repository for these beautiful spaces and objects.

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Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: Charles Street Mansions

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Until only a few months ago, a mere block south and west of Bloor and Bay street lay home to the old derelict Charles Street Victoria College mansions.
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Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: A Night at the Roxy

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Few of us will recall frequenting Toronto's Allenby Theatre at 1213 Danforth Avenue, even under its later name, The Roxy.
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The Final Days of St. Clement's Church

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On a quiet street just north of Toronto's Leslieville, an almost century-old Anglican church has sat vacant for several years.
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Urban Exploration - What Is It?

Urban Exploration - What Is It? | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Urban Exploration, or 'Urbex', is, in short - "The exploration and documentation of the derelict and the abandoned" as explained by Robbie Khan. It has seen a sharp incline in popularity in recent years, especially among photographers.
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ThingsYouWant's comment, August 20, 2011 5:58 AM
Thanks very much for the mention ;).
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Squatters' Rights Exhibits

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Abandoned houses are creepy and often lead to stories like hauntings or old women who live there and eat children. In ‘100 Abandoned Houses,’ Kevin Bauman set out to capture the dilapidated and despondent abodes in still photography.

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Forgotten Places -Randall Whitehead

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This collection of images is a result of my thinking about, and looking at, the kind of forgotten places we see for only a few seconds as we speed by them on our way to the rest of our busy lives. These forlorn and often grindingly ugly urban landscapes make me think of lost moments of childhood, failed hopes, and the brutal and relentlessly transitory nature of the American landscape in general. Maybe these places are warning signs of a world yet to come. In these photographs, time moves slowly, things are in a state of partially arrested decay, frozen in time.

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For Halloween: Spooky Film Location – A Town killed by Floods ...

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What can be creepier than an abandoned haunted house? You got it, an abandoned city. About four hours west of Buenos Aires lays an entire city submerged in water due to a major flood in 1985. The tops of light posts, roofs, ...
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Martin "Marťušák" Vaňo's comment, January 3, 2012 7:08 AM
Check this out! Better gallery imo: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/the-ruins-of-villa-epecuen/100110/
Laura Brown's comment, January 3, 2012 1:36 PM
Thank you for the link Martin. Looks like you found the source for the photos. Your link has a lot more detail with more photos.
Martin "Marťušák" Vaňo's comment, January 3, 2012 1:42 PM
NP, thanks for a lot of inspiration from your links.

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Report - Whitmarley, Stirchley, Birmingham, May 2011 - UK Urban Exploration Forums

Report - Whitmarley, Stirchley, Birmingham, May 2011 - UK Urban Exploration Forums | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
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Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: Metropolitan United Church Parsonage

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On the south-west corner of Church and Shuter, nestled between two of Toronto's oldest, largest, and most spectacular churches is the beautiful Metropolitan United Church Parsonage.
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Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: The Canada Malting Company Plant

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At the base of Bathurst street, marking the western limit of Toronto's shoreline proper sits an odd conundrum - one of the last remaining sets of industrial silos in Toronto - The abandoned Canada Malting Company Plant.
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URBAN EXPLORING

URBAN EXPLORING | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

Urban exploring is, in a bit professional words, examination of unseen or off-limits parts of urban area.

 

In other words, it is hacking into abandoned places.

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Creepy Urban Exploration

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Although not a new activity, urban exploring is rapidly gaining popularity fueled by media coverage, including TV shows and many intriguing websites featuring the endeavour. According to Wikipedia, urban exploring “is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of human civilization.” Commonly explored locations include abandoned buildings such as derelict hospitals, hotels jails and factories; sewage drains (called ‘draining’); and tunnels.

 

Urban explorer and graphic designer, Tom Kirsch combines his fascination with, “the various abandonments I have explored and the photographs I have taken.” Tom adds, “This site was originally going to focus mainly on photography, but many people seem to express an interest in the act of exploring, so descriptions of images and trips made their way into the site.”

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