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London UrbEx images. Exclusive shots from an urban explorer. Harry (name changed) is an “Urban Explorer”.

London UrbEx images. Exclusive shots from an urban explorer

This means he spends his free time travelling to abandoned buildings, office towers and other out-of-bounds inner-city locations, then photographing his findings. In this exclusive interview, and to celebrate the DVD release of The Walk, he reveals some of his finest images of London and gives us an insight into his very unique take on sightseeing. "It’s mainly curiosity – it’s a way of dealing with that curiosity, to check it out yourself…It also gives us some freedom – sometimes we’ll be up there on our own for a good three hours taking photos.”

Urban exploration. Three urban explorers in the entrance of a technical gallery during construction at Paris, France.

Urban exploration

Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.[1] Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites.

It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking. The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment. Targets of exploration[edit] Abandonments[edit] BASE jumping. In contrast to other forms of parachuting, such as skydiving from airplanes, BASE jumps are performed from fixed objects which are generally much lower altitude, and BASE jumpers typically carry only one parachute.

BASE jumping

BASE jumping is significantly more hazardous than other forms of parachuting, and is widely considered to be one of most dangerous extreme sports.[3] History[edit] Precursors[edit] Fausto Veranzio is widely believed to have been the first person to build and test a parachute,[4] by jumping from St Mark's Campanile in Venice in 1617 when over sixty-five years old.[5] However, these and other sporadic incidents were one-time experiments, not the systematic pursuit of a new form of parachuting. Birth of B.A.S.E. jumping[edit] The Amazing Race (U.S. TV series) The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers.

The Amazing Race (U.S. TV series)

The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Bruckheimer Television for CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception. The Amazing Race is a reality television competition, typically involving eleven teams of two, in a race around the world. The race cycle is divided into a number of legs, normally twelve; each episode generally covers the events of one leg. Teams follow clues given to them in marked envelopes, including (from left to right) Route Info, Detours, and Roadblocks. During each leg, teams follow clues from Route Markers—boxes containing clue envelopes marked in the race's red, yellow, and white colors—to determine their next destination.

Four teams from four different seasons. Geocaching. Geocaching /ˈdʒiːoʊˌkæʃɪŋ/ is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.


History[edit] Training - Parkour Generations. Secret_LDN - The only blog for London news and opinions. [UK] Battersea Power Station, London - October 2015 - Industrial Locations - Oblivion State. Bradley L. Garrett's Explore Everything. Over the course of seven years, a well-respected team of adventurers has embarked on scores of not-quite-legal investigations inside, below, and above the city s hidden infrastructures.

Bradley L. Garrett's Explore Everything

Their first book published by Prestel, Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, took readers under the city. Battersea Power Station. The station is one of the largest brick buildings in the world[3] and is notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings and decor.[4] The building has remained largely unused since its closure and the condition of the structure has been described as "very bad" by English Heritage, which included it in its Heritage at Risk Register.[5] The site was also listed on the 2004 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund.[6] Since the station's closure numerous redevelopment plans were drawn up from successive site owners.

Battersea Power Station

History[edit] Until the late 1930s electricity was supplied by municipal undertakings. These were small power companies that built power stations dedicated to a single industry or group of factories, and sold any excess electricity to the public. These companies used widely differing standards of voltage and frequency. Urban explorers climb London's 'Walkie Talkie' building. Once at the summit the explorers climbed some scaffolding to reach a crane.

Urban explorers climb London's 'Walkie Talkie' building

They began to climb the machine but were forced to descend when it began to whir into life. “We were going up one of the cranes, we got halfway up, but I wanted to go all the way to the top to get the highest view I could get, but the crane started moving and we realised there was someone operating the crane,” said Antoine, an illustrator and artist.