Audio Urbex

Posted by on August 1, 2010 at 7:10 am
Along H26

Urbex photographers craft intricate thematic beauty from isolation, entropy, and death. But what inspires the urbex photographers? Music. Here are a few selections from my urbex playlist. Clint Mansell – The Fountain: Last Man Nine Inch Nails – The Day the Whole World Went Away Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death Bruce Springsteen – Streets […]

Hassia Landmaschinenfabrik

Posted by on July 30, 2010 at 3:11 am
Das Licht scheint durch.

American Urbex focuses largely on urbex locations located in… you guessed it… America. However, the diverse urbex community is not limited to just the United States. All over the globe there are wonderful sites explored by thrill seeking photographers, both professional and amateur alike. To borrow some comic-geek parlance, this American Urbex entry is an […]

Urbexers Against Vandalism

Posted by on July 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Urbexers Against Vandalism has got three things going for it: 1. It’s urbex. 2. It’s activism. 3. It’s German. The creator of UAV put out an open call to do some minor German to English translation for the site. American Urbex jumped on board because UAV addresses an important issue to the urbex community. The […]

Detroit Disassembled

Posted by on July 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Watch the full episode. See more Western Reserve Public Media. The embedded PBS video takes a look at Andrew Moore’s museum installation on urbex. Moore’s philosophical views expressed in he video lend credence to engaging in urbex for artistic purposes. For many urbex photographers, there is more to urbex than just the thrill. Moore also […]

Cormac McCarthy – The Road

Posted by on June 27, 2010 at 7:11 am

From title page to last sentence there is sparse joy in Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. Yet the few and far between moments of tenderness alone make the book a worthwhile read. McCarthy paints an engrossing world of pitch-black darkness, bone-chilling cold, and utter despair that has been rocked by some indescribable cataclysm. The unnamed […]


Posted by on June 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

Just a friendly reminder that Urban Exploration is dangerous and can get you killed. Take a few minutes and consider the risks. How are you going to survive should the worst happen? What little steps can you take to prevent a huge disaster? How prepared are you for Urban Exploration?

Urbex in Your Backyard

Posted by on June 15, 2010 at 11:12 am
McDonald's Hamburgers

Getting a start in urbex can be as easy as looking around your own hometown. As a kid I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It wasn’t until I moved out in college that I began to appreciate all the unique history the city had to offer. (No, I don’t care about the historical Green […]

Armour Meat Processing Plant

Posted by on June 11, 2010 at 3:15 pm

In American public schools Henry Ford gets credited with inventing the assembly line. He’s touted as an American hero for figuring out that dividing labor into small specialized tasks could maximize output and drive down production cost. If you believe this story, you are complicit with the oversimplification of American history. By his own words, […]

Gateway Community Hospital

Posted by on June 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Gateway Community Hospital

An excerpt from Savage Inequalities by Johnathan Kozol on the medical facilities available to East St. Louis residents in 1990. East St. Louis-which the local press refers to as “an inner city without an outer city”-has some of the sickest children in America. Of 66 cities in Illinois, East St. Louis ranks first in fetal […]

Memorial Day

Posted by on May 31, 2010 at 6:20 am
Frank Unsworth McCoskrie

Zoom out the map above and contemplate the number of American servicemen and women who have given their lives for this country.