|Bennington Lockout Meet (7/31/2009)||The Bennington Lockout Meet took place in and around Rochester, NY, from July 31st to August 2nd. Several Canadians made the journey to Rochester in order to meet and explore with the Rochester explorers. The large group ventured into the subway late at night, and explored creeks, caves, drains, hospitals, and factories. After long days of intense exploring, the group kicked back and played board games and drank beers to celebrate successful trips.|
|UrbexMalt 2016 (9/17/2016)||••Here is the 5th edition of UrbexMalt, the annual urbex meet in Quebec.|
131 explorers attended the event, exceeding last year’s 100 guests.
UrbexMalt 2016 was probably the biggest meeting of urban explorers to ever be held in America.
This year’s group picture shows 113 explorers, wearing their best attire.
Invitations were sent out amongst the exploring scene in Ontario, and 15 talented explorers made the trip to Montreal for a nice meeting at our exploring Mecca.
Once again, the organizers outdid themselves to give their guests a truly original and unforgettable experience.
Another floor was added to the existing setup, adding 3 new exhibition rooms displaying pictures and artefacts, such as documents and various things found inside the Malt Plant.
Overall a total of 360 pictures were on display, including pictures taken by Daniel Guilbert at the Malt Plant over the years, and the Broom Man (Le Balayeur) series by one of the hosts, Guillaume Clément.
The entrance and every passage and staircaise leading to the reception floor were cleand and brightly lit with the building’s original light fixtures.
A dozen rooms were given a full and deep cleaning, including the repairing and reinstalling of the original light fixtures.
5 couches and numerous chairs and benches were laid to provide an absolute level of confort.
The remainder of the previous years’ installations was still present : the fireplace underwent a full lifting and new glass doors to prevent the smoke from entering back inside.
We are proud to pay a tribute to this historic place every year, since it is an emblematic part of our passion.
This event gives us the opportunity to gather once a year in order to keep our ties strong, as well as creating new ones with the new explorers in the scene.
• Here is the UrbexMalt 2016 photo album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKBaepJ
• And a video of the evening: https://youtu.be/pnEOhBqdcuI