Russian urban exploration
June 3, 2005 9:33 PM   Subscribe

Urban exploration in the Russian style.
posted by arse_hat (14 comments total)
This could be a still from a Chris Marker film.
posted by gramschmidt at 9:53 PM on June 3, 2005

I'll just stick this in here from the other day which has got a few interesting linkies inside as well as in the main post - just to associate the squalor.
I wonder how this was urbanly explored?. Interesting bunch thanks arse_hat.
posted by peacay at 10:31 PM on June 3, 2005

"I wonder how this was urbanly explored?" Drop me an e-mail peacay and I will explain. ;-)
posted by arse_hat at 10:37 PM on June 3, 2005

Great stuff, arse_hat. I've gone into retirement myself after getting caught last year by transit cops in Toronto's subway tunnels, but these pictures definitely make me want to be a repeat offender. Lord save my from myself.
posted by ori at 11:47 PM on June 3, 2005

ori, at 43 years of age I still do a bit of exploring from time to time. Just wear work clothes and a hardhat and carry a Maglite and you can talk your way out of anything!
posted by arse_hat at 12:01 AM on June 4, 2005

this site has some fantastic photo-journeys through abandoned industrial sites in eastern europe, with some really neat commentary.
posted by indigoskynet at 1:52 AM on June 4, 2005

Two more sites to add to the mix courtesy of arse_hat, urban armchair webexplorer.
posted by peacay at 6:47 AM on June 4, 2005

Yes! Many thanks. I can also recommend indigoskynet's link.
posted by sudasana at 6:56 AM on June 4, 2005

Wow. Second link leads to this impressive shot. I wish I could be there.
posted by NickDouglas at 11:02 AM on June 4, 2005

The caption on that shot reads "wine 'cellar' (in case you were wondering). Me, I was captivated by the airport built in Ust'-Ilimsk (a town northwest of Lake Baikal, aka the middle of nowhere) around 1991 "at an international level, with the last word in technique" and closed down in 2000. Talk about yer Alphaville.

Great post, arse_hat!
posted by languagehat at 1:00 PM on June 4, 2005

Just noticed a sign of Western Imperialism lying on the floor here
posted by ClanvidHorse at 1:45 PM on June 4, 2005

Yet another - this great British site is courtesy of dodgygeezer.
posted by peacay at 8:32 AM on June 5, 2005

And my last contribution is a hub for 205 urban exploration sites found from a random google about my hometown.
posted by peacay at 9:32 AM on June 5, 2005

See also Abandoned Japan
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:15 PM on June 21, 2005

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