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    I've always been fascinated by things like corridors and tunnels, but particularly cavernous empty spaces. Much of my photography is about this sort of stuff. I've never done a cohesive series on any one place, although the essentially abandoned Olympic Stadium is something I've been trying to get all-access permission to photograph for a while now. I'd love to do a series on that. Even filled with people it was always a very strange desolate place.

    I must say I'm quite captivated by this Bulgarian monument right now. I keep going back to this set of images. I'm finding a tremendous sense of mystery in it. Even though it doesn't date far back at all, it seems like some unearthed relic. I imagine some distant future scenario in which people are studying the stylized mosaics, trying to decipher the purpose of this structure etc. Things like this really get my imagination going.

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    Wow that's cool. Reminds me of something you would see in this book:
    http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/cata...otographed.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helinophoto View Post
    This is also known as "urban exploration",
    Those mountains didn't look very urban.

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    This phot reminds me of those photos from Detroit or was it Chicago published last year of the decaying empty city buildings, it's a sign of our times and not purely Communist/Capitalist thing.

    Ian

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    Very interesting. Not to take anything away from Detroit but this does seem to be of a different order of ruin. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moopheus View Post
    Those mountains didn't look very urban.
    I know, the term may be a bit misleading, but it is about the exploration of the derelict and abandoned or, as we say

    "Places after people"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helinophoto View Post
    I know, the term may be a bit misleading, but it is about the exploration of the derelict and abandoned or, as we say

    "Places after people"

    So, an abandoned farmhouse in the middle of nowhere would be called "urban"?

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    It would certainly qualify as an urbex-target.

    I am not going to defend or try to define the term for you all, it is what it is, look it up, it's everything abandoned by people, be it a whole city or a simple building, way out.

    Even under ground stuff, like tunnels or various things like hydro power stations, bunkers etc.
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    Oh man, i'd totally go.
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    talk about total control
    that is beautiful stuff

    i bet there are hundreds of former soviet era monuments
    that are forgotten and begging to be rediscovered and surrealified !

    thanks for posting this !

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