An Urban Explorer’s Dream Place (for Me)

I watched several urbex videos on YouTube tonight. Funny, but most mentioned this or that type of place was an urban explorer’s dream. None of the places they were talking about were any dream of mine. THIS place (see photo above) is more like my dream place. I could spend the day noticing and photographing all the details.

Even better having been photographed just after the rain. Old houses look great on rainy, cloudy days.

This photo comes from FlickrNicolas Auvinet. I moderate an urbex group there (other than my own Ontario and Canadian groups) which had this photo submitted for review.

Wish I could step into the photo without the need of paperwork, airplanes and all the rest. Just pack up my backpack, put on my boots and step through.

But, I can use a copy of the photo as my desktop wallpaper. At least I can see it again that way.

Lovely Old Place in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Found on Buildings at Risk.

Such nice work on this building. I found it with Google Street View for a better look. There are birds on the sides of the building. I hope someone takes care of this place. On Google someone had garbage leaning against one of the main doorways. Tried to get some nice images with Google to show it off. As always, wish I could be there to see it and photograph it myself.

This building also has images of the original owners. I wonder if the families still own the building and know who the faces on it are.atrisk0atrisk1atrisk2atrisk3atrisk4atrisk5atrisk6atrisk7atrisk8atrisk9atrisk10atrisk11atrisk12atrisk13atrisk14atrisk15atrisk16atrisk17atrisk18

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Kasteel Van Mesen

Kasteel Van Mesen (aka Castle Mesen)
Belgium

Now demolished. These images are from Google, taken a few years ago. Looks like a really great place to have seen. I especially like the side building with columns. Google Earth is really great but I wish I could focus closer in on the details and get the image to fall exactly where I want to see. Of course, Google isn’t making this as a map for urban explorers.
Castle Mesen

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Casino Constanta from Google Map Views

casinoconstantagooglemap casinoconstantasatellite casinoconstantasatellite2I could spend the day, every day, looking up places like this. Wish I could just hop on a boat or plane and see it myself. But, others have gotten good photos. These came from Google Maps, the satellite and street views.

Finding this and then looking it up side tracked me today. But, I did get a few other things done.  See better photos of this abandoned casino located in Romania at the sites below.

Slate: The Abandoned Casino on the Edge of the Black Sea

Two video posts on Youtube.  One and then the other.

Two on a Flickr photostream