Since I wrote the article about abandoned mining sites ( here is the italian version) I’ve found myself more and more involved on what many blogs call “urbex” or “urban exploration”.
People intend this practice in many different ways, taking pictures from roofs is probably the most spectacular way of combining urban unusual points of view exploring and sport, but what I feel like while exploring is more near to what is called “taking a dead urban place to new life”.
I like abandoned sites and ruins, how they fell and what they can tell you about their hidden past.
This is a contributor of the talkurbex forum who raised up to my attention because of his work about Pripyat/Chernobyl
Internet is full of documents and a lot of documentaries have been created about the fearfull location of Chernobyl on which the video game authors of “Stalker, Shadow of Chernobyl” have set their last work.
I love ghost towns, and as a final suggestion I did really enjoy this reportage about Ordos, China, the biggest ghost town in the world probably, with a beautiful story to tell.
In italy we have a community that shares images and location of ghost towns all around the country, it’s called “Paesi Fatasma” and the community that’s growning around them is reachable on this facebook page.
Title image is by shokoshock.