Let there be light

Urbexing can be done without a camera. Yes, Siree ! Unbeknownst to me until recently, some people engage in Urbex purely for the experience of exploring abandoned places, without any intention of actually taking pictures. However, in this day and age, almost everyone (and their dogs) has a phone, and therefore, a camera. So no,... Continue Reading →

It’s the economy, Stupid !*

There is an obvious relationship between Urbex and economic decay; Urbexing often involves exploring abandoned or deteriorating urban spaces that are no longer in use due to economic or social factors. Many urbex locations, such as abandoned factories or office buildings, were once thriving parts of the landscape but have since fallen into disuse due... Continue Reading →

Political Correctness

Believe it or not, Urbex activities are considered by some as politically incorrect or at least, not very woke. The argument goes that they have negative connotations and be used in a way that is derogatory or stigmatizing towards certain groups or individuals. For example, referring to a neighborhood as "decaying" can be interpreted as... Continue Reading →

Emotional trauma

As we previously discussed at length, Urbex can be dangerous for several reasons: physical hazards, legal issues, liability problems, health risks and criminal encounters. What we haven't touch upon though, is the elephant in the (decaying) room, i.e : Emotional trauma. While it can be exciting and exhilarating for some, it can also have emotional... Continue Reading →

World Wide Web

When Al Gore supposedly invented the internet (or so, he claims....), he had no idea of the impact it would have on the Urbex community. Nowadays, mainly because of the advent of the world wide web, the modes of Urbex information transmission have been turned upside down. For better, and for worse. Until a decade... Continue Reading →

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