Fascination with urban exploration

A while back, I read a post on the internet about abandoned buildings and places that are close proximity to large urban centers. Now, I was not dumb enough to think that major urban areas could not have abandoned parts- after all, every big city has areas and buildings that only attract the homeless or people intent on graffiti. However, this post made me realize that there were a number of places in my own city, and near my city, that were waiting to be explored.

These were places that were once occupied. People lived in these places, they went to work in these places. Once upon a time, many lives revolved around this area that now lay derelict and abandoned. There was something rather fascinatingly existentialist about that. All civilizations crumble- no matter how big, or small they are.


Of course, these are areas where people can go to escape. Abandoned buildings and wastelands do not really get a lot of tourism, so for the urban adventurer, these places pose quite an attraction. They are also a quick getaway for those who want to go on an adventure but cannot take a couple of days off from work. According to me, as long as you’re not doing something harmful to other people, having a fascination with urban exploration is probably one of the best hobbies to have in this generation.


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