Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 960 on 4/28/2014 7:40 AM > | Reply with Quote
I will be moving to the Colorado Springs area within a few months. I've always had an affinity toward abandoned buildings and exploration whether it be urban or rural. I lack impressive gear, but I do have experience doing some pretty nifty things in the marine corps. I am definitely interested in meeting up with people and seeing what we can get ourselves into, as well as posting pics and locations for other users. However, I don't find myself spending spare time on the internet too often so expect a couple days (unless you actively have my attention) for me to respond. Looking forward to arising opportunities.
Location: Los Angeles, CA Gender: Male Total Likes: 73 likes
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 962 on 4/29/2014 4:23 AM > | Reply with Quote
Greetings. I'm Gabe, and I recently got into urban exploration entirely by accident when a friend and I stumbled into some turn-of-the-century boilers under the streets of Los Angeles. Since then, we've been finding and shooting photos of every interesting urban structure we could find.
I'll be making regular posts of our findings in the coming weeks (my buddy and I are go exploring every week now). I'm looking forward to interacting with the community, and possibly meeting up with other explorers in the SoCal area.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 963 on 5/2/2014 4:19 PM > | Reply with Quote
Hey ! My name is Lukas and I live in Montreal. The first time I went exploring was when I was 11yo. Near my house was an abandoned factory. So me and my friend was curious and decided to see whats inside....btw it is still abandoned, but it is barricaded, and would require power tools to get in. Since that time, I like to go around Montreal with my friend and explore other abandoned places. On my last exploration, I encountered other explorers, and It's him who showed me this forum. So here I am. If any one would like to explore with me, in Montreal, just PM me. Take care to all.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 964 on 5/3/2014 12:18 AM > | Reply with Quote
I've just started looking into UE, but I've been taking pictures for quite a while. I usually stick to street photography and portraits, but I stumbled across some UrbEx-ers and I've taken interest. I'm still looking for some locations, but I've yet to find one where I'm confident I won't get caught. We'll see.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 965 on 5/5/2014 3:05 AM > | Reply with Quote
Hey guys. Ive been on and off the forum for many years. I never posted. I'll try to be more involved now that I got some time on my hands. Abandoned has always been my thing but I shoot a lot of different things.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 967 on 5/5/2014 8:13 AM > | Reply with Quote
Hey! I am a large bearded man from Western Australia and I love snooping around abandoned/old/interesting places. I don't take this stuff very seriously. My exploring gear generally consists of a flashlight and a large takeaway coffee. Also I am a pretty poor photographer.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Gender: Male Total Likes: 216 likes
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 969 on 5/8/2014 10:04 PM > | Reply with Quote
I've been admiring and photographing modern ruins for years. My family and friends think I'm nuts (but my daughter took me to Sutro Baths ruins in SF last Christmas). I didn't know anybody else liked this stuff. But I found some books on the subject, and ordered Harry Skrdla's "Ghostly Ruins; America's Forgotten Architecture." Then I googled around and found this group.
I get "harmless trespassing." But I'm not into homemade night vision gadgets, respirators, aggressive hobos, etc. So I'm not sure how I might fit into this group? I'd appreciate your advice on how to proceed. Thanks!1.
"The beauty of mediocrity is that anything can make you better." -Jeff Mallett
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 971 on 5/11/2014 11:52 PM > | Reply with Quote
Greetings UER! My Name is Rick, and I hail from Oshawa Ontario. I have been exploring for a little less than a year, and have become very partial to storm drains. Access All Areas is my bible and I have read it countless times. And I hope to learn even more from all of you!
I plan of finding others in the Toronto area to explore with, and to attend as many meetings as I can. Other than that, I will give credible information as much as possible, and hope you guys give back as well.
I posted in the UER general thread about Gargantua in Toronto, if anyone could reply who has experience with that tunnel please contact me! Thanks!
Always remember that when your life is hanging by a thread, the most amazing things happen just before the thread snaps
Location: St. Augustine Gender: Male Total Likes: 30 likes
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 972 on 5/12/2014 3:45 AM > | Reply with Quote
Hey everyone! My names David and I currently reside in Orlando, Florida. I've always loved exploring and I want to take it to the next level. I'm looking forward to exploring more and meeting others that share the same passion! I'll be uploading some of my work of recent explorations once I get time to develop the film.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 973 on 5/12/2014 5:15 PM > | Reply with Quote
My name is Heather. I am from Ontario, Canada and I recently discovered this website while searching for abandoned places around my area. Abandoned places have always been so interesting to me. So many untold stories in each place, history some may never know.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 974 on 5/12/2014 5:29 PM > | Reply with Quote
Been a member here for a while, although I don't think I have posted once. My friend and I Have just started exploring ourselves this year instead of living through other peoples explorations through the internet. We are from Minnesota and would love to meet up with anyone looking to help out a couple of new guys.
Grew up in the burbs wish I would have known of all these amazing places to explore when I was younger. When we were in highschool we did use to sneak into the football games through the sewers to avoid the $5 dollar fee haha.
Happy to be here and hope to meet some fellow explorers.
Location: Spain Gender: Male Total Likes: 53 likes
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Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 975 on 5/12/2014 11:12 PM > | Reply with Quote
Hi everyone! My name is Roberto and I live in northern Spain. I've been exploring since 2008-09 but my interest about abandoned places started when I was really young. I always imagined how it would be to get in two twin mansions abandoned near my city, even asked my parents to visit "the houses", but at 7 years old no parents would allow you to do so. I had to wait until I was 16, but it was too late. Being abandoned from the 80s, there was not much to see in there.
Now I have lots of locations around my area and the neighbour country, Portugal, and I can't spend a week without exploring abandoned places!
Location: 'BERTA Gender: Male Total Likes: 43 likes
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Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 976 on 5/13/2014 5:20 AM > | Reply with Quote
I'm Kpax from the Calgary area. Longtime lurker of UER (~5 years), but fairly recent explorer (~2 years). Seeing mother nature take back what's hers is fascinating to me, and I like thinking about the potential stories and situations that caused the demise of the locations I explore.
I mostly check out rural farmsteads since all the good urban sites are demolished or tightly locked up, but hoping to meet some local explorers, see some cool stuff, and get better at using my NEX-F3.
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 977 on 5/15/2014 10:29 PM > | Reply with Quote
Im based in Scotland UK but im coming out to Vancouver to visit a friend and im hoping to do some derelicts while im out there so I joined the forum to find some spots and try and meet some people from the area
I've done a fair bit in the UK, Europe & a trip out to Chernobyl last year...
Re: New Member? Introduce Yourself Here! < Reply # 978 on 5/17/2014 1:56 PM > | Reply with Quote
I'm a montrealers who explored tons of places in my 20's pre digital era.... At this point I'm in my 30's and have a bit more confidence to get away with shit, looking to start exploring again. It'll be a pleasure to meet some like minded people.
Shame about all those condos replacing the brewery... Some of my best memories is exploring through those old empty rooms or peering down the giant empty multi-story holes where vats used to be...