With the upsurge of high-rise skyscrapers and the decrease of public space, Urban Explorers have made a playground out of their man-made concrete environment. Whether venturing through abandoned factories, transit tunnels, cranes, or storm drains they have realized that discovery is not just reserved for cave spelunkers and mountain peak hikers.
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Urban exploration comes with a number of inherent dangers, including freely roaming guard dogs, hostile squatters, and an 800-foot fall to their death. Yet this element of danger serves to heighten the existential expression of exploration. They thrive in these environments, acting with the motto “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.”
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