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Urban exploration

Unread postby rxxli » 5 April 2019, 23:32

A while back I randomly stumbled on an urban exploration channel on youtube. And ever since then I’ve been hooked.

The channel is called The Proper People. It’s basically teo guys going into old abandoned buildings. And these two guys are properly insane. One of their best videos is probably this:

This is probably one of the best videos that I’ve seen on the internet period.

But what do you guys think of this? I’ve always been weirdly fascinated by old abandoned buildings, but I don’t have nearly enough balls to go near one, let alone into one - possibly at night. They do. But even then... some of these places are creepy even on video, let alone in person.
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby Eryx » 5 April 2019, 23:57

I love it!! Thanks for sharing. I want to start doing this kind of stuff in my city, but am a little bit concerned withcrackheads lol.
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby rxxli » 6 April 2019, 20:04

Yeah, you can find those as well. I guess that's kind off the point - you never know what you will find.
For example... security:

:lol:

I must also say that I often see them stumbling on to some cool shit - like old vintage computers, oscilloscopes and other cool equipment. I would be very much tempted to get some of that stuff. Of course that is very much frowned upon in the urbex community.
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby Derek » 6 April 2019, 20:32

You live in the right part of the world for it. Take a day trip to Sarajevo and see how many shell casings you can find!
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 6 April 2019, 23:12

I spent like a whole summer when i was a teen exploring byberry mental hospital.



The history of the place is... crazy. ;) lol
Unfortunately the place became really popular in the mid 2000's and the city knocked it down. They created an underground tunnel system to connect all of the buildings and from what I've been told is they're still there. But i haven't checked in year's.

There's also a bunch of abandoned buildings in the philadelphia naval shipyard. One with a shitload of goldfish living in the flooded basement.

There's an abandoned corn syrup factory around here that also has a huge cement "pool" that houses goldfish. I spent lots of time exploring that place to.
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby rxxli » 7 April 2019, 10:53

Derek wrote:You live in the right part of the world for it. Take a day trip to Sarajevo and see how many shell casings you can find!

:lol:
You are not wrong though. Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia have a bunch of abandoned places because of the war.

I remember when I was younger and we were going to the same place in Croatia for summer vacation. There was this large abandoned hotel right in the middle of a tourist resort with many paths going right next to it. It was always fascinating (and scary) walking past that. Though at the end they actually renovated the whole thing and it is now fully operational.

I am still too chicken about doing stuff like that. I am uncomfortable going to the toilet at night at my own house let alone exploring an old abandoned building.
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby Brenden » 7 April 2019, 16:31

I love seeing photos of abandoned buildings, especially those in the process of being reclaimed by nature. But like you I would never go into one myself; there's just too much risk.


This thread reminds me of this:

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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby rxxli » 7 April 2019, 18:03

Brenden wrote:I love seeing photos of abandoned buildings, especially those in the process of being reclaimed by nature. But like you I would never go into one myself; there's just too much risk.

This thread reminds me of this:



I love Tom Scott. That was a very interesting video as well.

I love the videos from Proper People where they go into a building that is almost untouched (no graffiti and no vandalism). Like that power plant there. Because you can still see how things were when the building served its purpose and you get to see some of the things that you wouldn't normally see.

What I also love is seeing photos and videos of places that are running and then after x years of abandonment.

For instance I was watching a video from Defunctland about a Japanese theme park:
(This is actually the video that lead me to the Proper People channel)


And this is it after years of being abandoned:
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Re: Urban exploration

Unread postby Eryx » 8 April 2019, 15:09

When I lived in Ouro Preto, there was a huge abandoned country club in a small neighborhood we didn't even know about. We went walking in the train tracks (the train doesn't make trips on Sundays) and ended up there. We barely even know where exactly in the city it is. The neighborhood is surrounded by two high mountains and the train tracks go through them by a tunnel.

There was a cute abandoned train station and another abandoned manor next to it. The doors were already rotten so we could get in and explore, but there wasn't much left there as these have probably been abandoned for a while.

The country club was also completely open, with a lot of scrap metal outside, car parks and some interesting stuff you'd only find in the 90s. The structure was still there and seemed safe enough, so we explored every bit of it.

The most fucked up part was a corridor with a bunch of rooms at the opposite side from the stairs on the second floor. The last room had this bad smell and we really wanted to find out what it came from, but everything was dark. We turned on my phone's flashlight and found a rotten dog carcass. The way it laid there made us think it was probably some sort of ritual. There are a bunch of ancient African religions peppered with Christianity in Brazil and those guys really like sacrificing animals. Also one of the worst smells I've ever had to endure in my life.

After that, we checked out the street art, took some pictures and left.

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