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Define Urban Decay Exploration

Hmm.. Real stories and legends of wrecked sites buildings & property photos.
Twisted Museum Beauty of Art?
lets call this innovated news " the urban decay pictures worldwide".

homes, bridges, tunnels

Lets talk Urbex & get an urban definition in our own version of the urban dictionary "urban decay pictures or so", of the curiousness of abandoned structures!

Our Solid American Urban Dic "urban definition" defines Urban exploration or Urbex, also called urbexing, UE, spelunking, building hacking, infiltration (to explore active structures), is the the actual exploring, and usually taking urbex photos too, photos of abandoned places such as amusement parks ( like the photos wrecked sites totally abandoned by an irresponsible fresh city of Chernobyl in Ukraine Ferris wheel ).


Abandoned mansions apartments & hotels, grain elevators, factories, power plants, sewer drains [ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Haha!], missile silos, old churches, fallout shelters, tunnels, scary mental hospitals, asylums, old abandoned swimming pools, catacombs cemeteries & mausoleums, servant house ruins, schools, prisons, abandoned ships, old barns, poor houses, abandoned homes, abandoned cities & towns, buses & trains, and with abandon sanatoriums.

Urban explorers that enjoy this hobby usually consist of freelance photographers whom take beautiful & eerily fascinating pics, historians, preservationists, architects, archaeologists, industrial archaeologists, ghost hunters, and people as a legitimate interest and fun curiosity
( see our other online photos and forum ).

There are several safety concerns of urban exploration that could make this particular hobby moderately to very dangerous, depending on what & where.

This includes bad air asbestos, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, toxic gases, ETC), unsafe floors, exposed electrical wires, entrapment hazards (like a hidden well, or an outhouse in my Cousin's case!)
Used syringe needles laying by substance abusers, broken glass, collapsing roofs ...People have even drowned in underground drains by unexpected flash floods.


However, most urban explorers kind the element of danger serving the heightening of the existential anxiety of exploration.

rusted building care for a peak inside

The rusted building, a box of surprises, ceilings and roofs falling down like stars from the sky.
That rusting walls in the outside of the element and an imaginary insides, rooms and decks with Unknown content.

Who could tell what is exactly waiting in the building interior, something probable like baroques old furniture already deteriorated and tables, beds and chairs.

Beautiful style that will eventually disappear slowly as the weather rain, snow and sunshine hit the already week walls.

And then what is the surprise, the treasure chest to discover in case if you decide to make your own tours to visit it?
Ghost, yeas horrible dark side ghost man and older women, sometimes little kids ghost too have being seen by locals after six pm.

These ghost take peeks from he windows.
They are dark shades who scream to eachother and if you are near, to you too!.

Hauntings Urban Decay Pictures

Should the act of infiltration actually just be called " invasions or invasionration" the near word ? "An Urbex Photography".

We think not, because it is a proven fact that the work of the explorers is basically the same as that of psychotherapists in their exploration of psychological structures whom are VERY excited by historic traumas.

Also, the book author of "Infiltration", Jeff Chapman, stated that "genuine urban explorers never vandalize, steal or damage anything.
The thrill comes from that of discovery and a few nice pictures "
We agree with Jeff, especially about online photos sharing of legal urbanism exploring.

Top 5 List of Rules for Legal Urban Exploration


Abandoned Buildings & Urbex Photography

1. After finding an abandonment to explore, ask permission from the owner, local police or other government resources, and get a waiver.
Then you can explore worry-free of cops and can concentrate on safety and photos.

2. Arrange a private tour, this good if you want rare information about the site’s history or architecture to go along with haunted urban myths & scary legends.

3. Do Not bring any tools to the property whatsoever, just a camera and a flashlight, at the most.


4. Don’t take souvenirs, that is stealing. Are haunting part of the human fears facing every day? Your pictures are 'souvenir enough'. And, Do Not Litter or sport graffiti, these are vandalism. Just 'Urban Out' and always remember that the Unspoken rule of urban exploring is "take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints".

5. Stick to historic "museum-like" legal abandoned buildings urbex photography, that are worth exploring such as a creepy State Penitentiary or eerie Sanitariums (the Best urban decay pictures of art!).

So, there you have it folks.

Stay safe and cautious, and have an urbane of an exciting time at profound Urban Exploration locations & take pics ! Don't forget to join our Solid American Urbex of urban explorer forums, blogs and our most loved Urban Decay Abandoned Places.

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