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11 Places in the World for Urban Exploration

Gaurav Kadam Aug 3, 2019
Have you seen #urbex on Instagram? Venturing into abandoned places, sometimes dangerous and illegal, is the new trend amongst the hip. This is referred to as #urbex or “Urban Exploration”.

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Situated in Ukraine, Chernobyl is an uninhabited place. The nuclear disaster of 1986 took down the entire city. Private tours of the Exclusion Zone have begun since 2011.

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Photographers visit the Michigan Central Station for ruins photography. Operational from 1914 to 1988, it was the tallest train station at the time.

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Walk on the streets of California’s historic and most preserved ghost town - Bodie. Once a gold rush town, is completely deserted today.
Also called ‘Battleship Island’ due to its shape, the Hashima Island near the Japanese city of Nagasaki held prisoners during World War II.
The Catacombs of Paris holds the mortal remains of more than 6 million people. This macabre labyrinth is located in the heart of underground Paris.
Once an exciting and spooky place, Spreepark in Berlin is closed for visitors since 2002. You can catch a glimpse of the park in the movie ‘Hanna’.
Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a mining town. A fire in 1962 ripped everything apart. The fire underneath is still burning and is believed to keep smouldering for the next 250 years.
Founded in 1912, the Griffith Park Zoo in Los Angeles is an apt place for urban explorers. The ruins of the abandoned zoo have become a picnic and hiking spot.
Once known as the hippie capitalist center of Detroit, the Grande Ballroom is in the National Register of Historic Places. The legendary Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd have performed here.
Dating from 2nd to 5th centuries, burials of Christian, Jewish, and Pagan people have been discovered at the Catacombs of Rome.
The eerie Beelitz-Heilstatten Hospital in Berlin was a sanatorium during the World Wars. Roman Polanski’s 'The Pianist' had been shot at the hospital.