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neiloffthegrid 


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Best words for searching online
< on 7/30/2015 5:55 PM >
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Hi. I goT into urbex a few months ago and feel like whenever I search Flickr, Bing or Google, I've run into a using only a limited number of words and combinations for my search subjects. Currently I use:

CHICAGO
ABANDONED
DECAY
BUILDING
STRUCTURE
URBEX
EXPLORE
EXPLORER
SPACE
CLOSED BUSINESS
HOME, CHURCH, MEDICAL, ETC.
GRAFFITI

If anyone has other suggestions, I'd love to hear them, thanks!



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Re: Best words for searching online
< Reply # 1 on 7/30/2015 6:28 PM >
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Try: derelict , blight , forgotten...

Also consider searching on flickr . Really, your best bet is to just go outside and look around. Use google maps and then when you see something interesting, search that address/area for more information. Best of luck!




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News sites like the word "shuttered" a lot.

Sometimes I also like to search for articles about mass layoffs instead of just empty buildings.




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< Reply # 3 on 7/30/2015 6:47 PM >
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Thanks for the replies, forgot to include Flickr (don't know how I forget to list it, it's the go-to.)




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On flickr I would type Abandoned New York because I'm from New York but usually abandoned followed by a location give plenty of results




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< Reply # 5 on 7/31/2015 12:06 AM >
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I stopped doing this because anything I searched usually took me back to the same places I've seen a hundred times, even on Flickr. Typically, I find a lot more locations by driving around and perusing Google maps than I do searching the internet.




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Superfund!

In fact, you can bypass Google completely on this one and use the EPA's superfund database:
http://www.epa.gov...nd/sites/cursites/




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Re: Best words for searching online
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Superfund!

In fact, you can bypass Google completely on this one and use the EPA's superfund database:
http://www.epa.gov...nd/sites/cursites/


Came across this awhile back myself. Gold mine.




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< Reply # 8 on 7/31/2015 6:42 PM >
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Superfund!

In fact, you can bypass Google completely on this one and use the EPA's superfund database:
http://www.epa.gov...nd/sites/cursites/


I'm going to 3rd this. Really is an amazing resource, some of the sub-sites will tell you the activity level, and contamination (if applicable) of the location. Extremely useful, I've about 2 places with it.




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