Urbex n’ Drones

A while ago, I discussed my new fondness for minimalist exploration (see here).
For most of my outings, I have now replaced my DSLR with a (very) high end Huawei P20pro telephone, with Leica lens.

Except, I didn’t.

Nowadays, I am once again carrying around a cumbersome bag…this time, with my Photography Pro drone in it.

Back to square one then ? Not really…

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Getting there

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you know that when it comes to Urbexing, discretion is key.
In fact, unless you fancy a criminal record, trespassing and infiltration are activities that require the outmost discretion.

With that in mind, whatever mode of transportation you choose for an Urbex, do not be conspicuous. Thus rule number one (mostly aimed at the Kardashian family I imagine): don’t use a helicopter or a Ferrari.

I know I don’t.

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Abandoned Hospitals

I previously admited my fondness for old cemeteries, in this blog. It should come to no surprise then, I am also fond of abandoned hospitals, asylums and sanatoriums. Not quiet for the same reason though.

To me, abandoned medical institution, introduce an entirely different level of curiosity and intrigue compared to regular abandoned house, as they symbolise brief moments of passage in people’s existence. Almost an obligatory transition in the course of normal life.

Maybe also, because as R.W. Emerson once stated “Society is nothing but a hospital of incurables.Continue reading “Abandoned Hospitals”

First Aid Kits

There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst“, or so the saying goes.

One of the given of almost any Urbex is the potential danger in which the action occurs.
This is true legally of course, from a safety point of view as well (see here).

Our Urbex playgrounds are usually fraught with dangers and perils. From falling objects to unstable platforms, the risk to one’s health are a bit higher then when let’s say, you’re partaking in flower macro-photography. Continue reading “First Aid Kits”

Legal Aid III : Security Guards

As bizarre as this may sound, in most places, there is some protection (albeit limited) for Urbexers if they get injured while in the act.

Hence, site owners can typically be liable to trespassers “if they willfully injured a person” or, and this is important, “knew or should have known about the presence of frequent trespassers and kept their site in unsafe condition“.

In order to limit their civil responsibility then, abandoned building proprietors will sometimes use the service of private security guards to keep Urbexers (a.k.a potential liability) at bay.
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