Abandoned Lee Plaza hotel - Detroit...
Modern Ruins and Urban Exploration
Exploring abandoned, ruined and derelict locations in urban, rural and industrial places. http://wreckyratbird.com
Curated by Laura Brown
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.”