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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
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Gay & Lesbian Urban Explorers (GLUE)

Gay & Lesbian Urban Explorers (GLUE)

Philadelphia, PA
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Welcome to GLUE - Gay and Lesbian Urban Explorers "GLUE" makes a nifty acronym, but please be aware we welcome ALL gender representations and ALL orientations.  Humans are enc...

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Welcome to GLUE - Gay and Lesbian Urban Explorers
"GLUE" makes a nifty acronym, but please be aware we welcome ALL gender representations and ALL orientations.  Humans are encouraged to join.
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Hiking an abandoned hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls ...

Hiking an abandoned hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls ... | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Geology Ph.D. student and volcano blogger Jessica Ball recently took a detour away from volcanoes and into the world of awesome abandoned industrial sites. Have I mentioned that I LOVE awesome abandoned industrial ...

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Urbex Québec

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Constructed in the 1830s, the Lafontaine House is one of the rare mansions that remains from this era. It was home to one of Canada's most important 19th century politicians, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine, who was the first Prime Minister of the united Canadas and a key player in the creation of the country’s democratic institutions. It has been abandoned for the last 15 years. Montreal, Quebec.
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10 Abandoned Places You Can (Legally) Explore Today

10 Abandoned Places You Can (Legally) Explore Today | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
With more than 800,000 images, the Instagram hashtag #urbex has more than proved its popularity. Expand your horizons by discovering these ten popular urban exploration locations around the world.
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Berlin's abandoned buildings full of tragic history

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Even as real estate prices in Berlin rise inexorably and gentrification turns rundown corners into trendy neighbourhoods, the German capital is still filled with eerie pockets of empty spaces and abandoned...

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Visit Detroit and the 135-Year-Old Mansion Where Only Lovers Left Alive Was Filmed

Visit Detroit and the 135-Year-Old Mansion Where Only Lovers Left Alive Was Filmed | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

Once in a while comes along a movie in which the setting is so captivating it becomes a character in its own right.

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Rare glimpse inside vacant Hotel Park Avenue before expected demo - Motor City Muckraker

Rare glimpse inside vacant Hotel Park Avenue before expected demo - Motor City Muckraker | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

The end appears to be approaching for the historic building to make way for the new Red Wings arena and entertainment district.

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Axxishouse (Germany)

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Abandoned retirement home in a green, remote region in Germany, known for its health facilities.
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The Abandoned Dodge of Yamanashi

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It was a chilli morning, foggy and rainy. The hike was in the forest, deep and fresh.
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Confluence – The Niagara Tailrace Tunnels | Silent UK – Urban Exploration & Underground Photography

Confluence – The Niagara Tailrace Tunnels | Silent UK – Urban Exploration & Underground Photography | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Urban exploration and photography from the UK and Europe.

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Best Abandoned Places Photos - Earth66.com

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Best Abandoned Places Photos Category at Earth66.com. The only place with Images from around the World.Categorized images from around the World
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Roaming The Forbidden Zones With NYC's Young Urban Explorers - Gothamist

Roaming The Forbidden Zones With NYC's Young Urban Explorers - Gothamist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Gothamist Roaming The Forbidden Zones With NYC's Young Urban Explorers Gothamist Since he quit taking film classes, the 23-year-old Brooklyn native and former skateboarder spends almost all of his free time accessing rooftops, subway tunnels,...
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How Instagram Fuels the Urban Explorer Movement

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A younger generation of urban explorers are rediscovering NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram where they have thousands of followers.
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Inside abandoned power station set to become a $1bn apartment and shopping ... - Daily Mail

Inside abandoned power station set to become a $1bn apartment and shopping ... - Daily Mail | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
A preserved dance hall in Australia, once buried under 100 tonnes of droppings and a secret canal used by Olympic swimmers were part of what is a decaying power station, set for a billion dollar overhaul.
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Thomassons: Vestigial Architecture

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I was fascinated by this recent podcast and article over at 99% Invisible about “Thomassons,” architectural elements on structures or properties that no longer have a function and yet are maintained. These architectural leftovers–stairways leading to nowhere, boarded-up or bricked-up windows, telephone poles that no longer carry lines–are named after Gary Thomasson, an American baseball player who played for the Yomiuri Giants in Tokyo, Japan in the early 1980s. Thomasson was paid exorbitant amount of money for a two year contract, but lost his game in Tokyo and was benched for much of his contract (i.e. he had no function, but was maintained…ouch).

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