exploring the abandoned
March 18, 2003 5:48 AM   Subscribe

Explore the abandoned - all things we build must pass into an inevitable and steady deterioration. Thanks to those who chronicle civilization's entropy and put it on the web, because it's mad fun to watch.
posted by jdaura (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Thanks for reminding me of this site with its beguiling images and marvelous prose. But what's up with the urbanadventures site? Count me among the naive, but who are all these hackers? I can understand why one might wish to mess with government/corporate sites, but...?!
posted by kozad at 5:56 AM on March 18, 2003

ah, 1/2 double post. the web is a small place on mefi.
posted by jdaura at 6:06 AM on March 18, 2003

I imagine that he's interpreting the amazing amount of Klez and Red Alert automated attacks out there (still) as intelligent hack attempts. They're certainly coordinated enough. If you've got a popular website, you can get by a number of these, even if you have no chance of being infected (i.e. you're under the IIS lockdown tool, or you're non-Windows).
posted by thanotopsis at 6:38 AM on March 18, 2003

Don't forget the incredible abandoned places website, which really evokes the beauty of these modern ruins.
posted by sudasana at 8:54 AM on March 18, 2003

Ruins and Urban Exploration Links [self link]
posted by Ariadne at 9:44 AM on March 18, 2003

Ariadne, I have really enjoyed your links page, and in the past have filched quite a few links from there... I miss your weblog too. ;)
posted by plep at 10:55 AM on March 18, 2003

all things we build must pass into an inevitable and steady deterioration

Must...resist...urge...to quote...Kansas lyrics!
posted by MrBaliHai at 11:23 AM on March 18, 2003

Some people don't explore ruins for just the fun.
posted by squant at 12:30 PM on March 18, 2003

Cool page, squant. And the hospital section of the darkpassages site was particularly spooky (especially the faded Donald Duck picture).
posted by gsteff at 2:10 PM on March 18, 2003

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