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Urban Exploration Pictures
October 20, 2007 12:31 PM   Subscribe

Like to poke about in abandoned buildings? Sure you do. But since you're not doing so right now, this guy has quite a few photo sets to tide you over.

Some of the best being the Hotel Vermont, the police department, Gary City Methodist, and the Holy Family Orphanage.
posted by frobozz (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awesome! My wallpaper file is about to overflow, I think.
posted by EatTheWeak at 1:04 PM on October 20, 2007


I love the photo about the McLobster.

For some reason, the mere thought of eating one horrifies me.
posted by drstein at 1:31 PM on October 20, 2007


Too much graffiti, not enough buildings.
posted by tommasz at 1:44 PM on October 20, 2007


Detroitblog's link page (lots of great sites there).
posted by acro at 3:18 PM on October 20, 2007


WHAT is with the blue text message in each photo of the "Police Department" set?

"This has not caused by blacks,
skin pigment has nothing to do with decision
making & you nazi fucks are foolish."

huh?
posted by dreamsign at 3:20 PM on October 20, 2007


The text on the photos is because a friend of mine had his photos stolen by a white supremacist hate site. I definitely don't want those fucks to benefit from my risks. Racial division is something this world could use a lot less of.

If you're wondering - the site was claiming that this all came up because of the black population in the area. I didn't want to get into an in depth ghetto-race-class discussion, so I tried to put the most concise caption I could on the photos.

posted by acro at 3:37 PM on October 20, 2007


Thanks, acro. Don't know why I didn't see that. Though it's a tad weird.
posted by dreamsign at 3:59 PM on October 20, 2007


This site (although not currently working) is awesome. I especially liked the trip through the Hotel Vermont in Detroit and the police station.

With the hotel, you have to wonder who left in enough of a hurry to leave behind their family photos. In the police station, you have to wonder why they left behind so much evidence, ammo, and...crack...?

Thanks for the post!
posted by rollbiz at 10:40 PM on October 20, 2007


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