New angles on old places
February 4, 2004 2:57 AM   Subscribe

Urban exploration has been discussed before, but I was impressed (and rendered slightly homesick) by the quality of the photography on that site. More information on the group can be found here. Oh, and first post, be nice ...
posted by arha at 3:03 AM on February 4, 2004

Great photos!!!! Inspiring ... I'll have to look into getting down there myself.
posted by keks at 4:05 AM on February 4, 2004

Wow, how did they get up there? At first I thought I had once explored the same roof, but they're much higher up than the building I went to...wish some of these photos would tell you where exactly they were taken!
posted by Jimbob at 4:12 AM on February 4, 2004

Some very nice shots there. I think I recognise some of the locations in Victoria...
but I was wondering, is this Ali G?
posted by Onanist at 4:13 AM on February 4, 2004

the photo linked by "photos" is way cool... and shows a complete disregard for the photographer's own safety!
posted by cheaily at 4:20 AM on February 4, 2004

[This is good.]
posted by spazzm at 4:25 AM on February 4, 2004

Lots of nice shots there. Cheers.
posted by squealy at 5:01 AM on February 4, 2004

Brisbane interesting after dark?That is incredible.
Bit more effort/time required for the ACT shots.
Canberra has some unique architecture which would have lent itself well to this.
(just kidding about Brissy)
posted by johnny7 at 5:39 AM on February 4, 2004

[this is good]

I wonder how he got access to some of those places. Is this some renegade photographer equipped with nothing but a camera, a sense of adventure and a pair of bolt-cutters, or a Telstra or Energex employee with not enough work to do?
posted by dg at 6:29 AM on February 4, 2004

Incredible. Thanks.
posted by tirade at 7:54 AM on February 4, 2004

That last picture gives me vertigo.
posted by metaxa at 9:18 AM on February 4, 2004

Sweet link. Thanks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:44 AM on February 4, 2004

[this is so good...good...good...good]

That about sums it up for to waste more time looking at these photos
posted by plemeljr at 9:46 AM on February 4, 2004

first post, be nice

An excellent start. (Now for the sophomore slump?) Actually, this time of the year I always wish I was somewhere more summer-like, so it's nice to be reminded about Australia.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:22 PM on February 4, 2004

Lots of the Brisbane photos that look like they're in a big factory of some kind appear to be of the top and inside of the New Farm Powerhouse, a large and long disused electrical substation that was once a prime place for bored youths to try to climb into, as I did (unsuccessfully).

It was also featured in the atrocious thriller Redheads.

It has recently been converted into a theatre/bar/art space, but a lot of the 'urban decay' elements have been kept (lots of half-demolished brick walls etc).
posted by backOfYourMind at 4:58 AM on February 9, 2004

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