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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.”

"There’s always this sense of adrenaline when we do it… when we hear that no one’s been there, or it’s dangerous, that makes us want to go there even more.” “Most of the skyscrapers we do are usually around the central area – the views we get are absolutely amazing, not many people manage to get that view from that perspective.” 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. BASE jumping. BASE jump at Majlis Al Jinn, Oman, 2013 History[edit] Faust Vrancic is widely believed to have performed a parachute jumping experiment for real[6] and, therefore, to be the first man to build and test a parachute: according to the story passed on, Veranzio, in 1617, then over sixty-five years old, implemented his design and tested the parachute by jumping from St Mark's Campanile in Venice.[7] This event was documented some 30 years later in a book Mathematical Magick or, the Wonders that may be Performed by Mechanical Geometry (London, 1648) written by John Wilkins, the secretary of the Royal Society in London.

BASE jumping

However, these and other sporadic incidents were one-time experiments, not the systematic pursuit of a new form of parachuting. After 1978, the filmed jumps from El Capitan were repeated, not as a publicity exercise or as a movie stunt, but as a true recreational activity. 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. 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.

Geocaching

History[edit] This is where the very first geocache was placed by Dave Ulmer, 360° panorama view Dave Ulmer and the plaque commemorating the first geocache WikiMiniAtlas The activity was originally referred to as GPS stash hunt or gpsstashing. 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. Now, they reveal the results of their expeditions scaling the city s heights. Jaw-dropping photographs offer extraordinary views from vantage points that most of us will never reach. Divided into thematic chapters, the book offers personal accounts of various excursions, including travels up freestanding masts, pylons, and chimneys; the tops of public spaces such as the Barbican Centre and the British Museum; voyeuristic glimpses over the rooftop gardens of the rich and famous; and the heights of London starchitecture : the Gherkin, the Shard, and the Walkie-Talkie. Each chapter includes a new artwork by illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen, who specializes in urban psycho-cartography. 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. 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. "We weren’t sure if he saw us, but as soon as that happened we just thought we should head down and go to another part of the building.”

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