Is there a particularly conducive time of the year for Urbexing around ? Are there “Urbex prone seasons” ? Personally, and to paraphrase John Ruskin, I consider “there is no such thing as bad Urbex weather, only different kinds of good Urbex weather.”
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”
“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”
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.
Continue reading “Legal Aid III : Security Guards”
“Live” site infiltration is an enterprise that often makes for aspiring Urbexer’s wet dreams.
Simply put, infiltration is the act of unauthorized entry into places of activity that are forbidden to the public (or outside opening hours). The main difference with regular Urbex is that target sites are still operating, buzzing with life and animation. No ruins here… Continue reading “Legal Aid II : Infiltration”