Urban exploring, also known as city exploration or “urbex,” is the act of discovering abandoned buildings or other off-limits places in urban environments. It’s a popular activity among photographers, adventurers, and people interested in the history and architecture of the city. If you’re interested in urban exploring, here are some tips to help you get started:
- Make sure you have permission to enter the building. While it may be tempting to “sneak” into abandoned buildings, it’s important to remember that entering occupied buildings without permission can be considered trespassing. If you do not have permission to enter the building, you may be arrested and charged.
- Make sure you are safe. Before entering a building, make sure it is safe to enter. Check to see if the floor is stable and if there is any risk of collapse. If you have any doubts, do not enter the building.
- Make sure you are well-prepared. Be sure to bring a flashlight, enough water and food, and a first aid kit. It is also advisable to bring a map and GPS receiver if you are entering a large building or complex.
- Be respectful. When entering an abandoned building, make sure you are respectful of the building and the owners. This means not leaving graffiti, taking or damaging items, and leaving the building in the same condition as you found it.
- Be discreet. When urban exploring, it’s important to be discreet to avoid getting caught or noticed by others. This means speaking softly and trying to make as little noise as possible.
- Be friendly to other urban explorers. If you come across other urban explorers, be friendly and respectful towards them. Try not to compete or disrespect them, and respect their wishes if they want to be left alone.