Note: All photos are mine unless otherwise stated Disclaimer: Trespassing is illegal, you are responsible for your own actions. This blog does not encourage trespassing
I have to start by apologizing first. Sorry that I keep lying to you that I will start blogging about Taiwan. After this one, I promise I’ll start blogging about my travel in Taiwan over the winter and Taiwan in general. A few weekends ago, I managed to tag along with few photographers here in Chicago and joined them to go around rooftops in downtown Chicago for incredible views, and I was also at the same time able to time some amazing photos, check them out below!
View of downtown Chicago from about 600 ft above ground
Note: All photos are mine unless otherwise stated Disclaimer: Trespassing is illegal, you are responsible for your own action. This blog does not encourage trespassing.
At the end of May and beginning of June, I went back to Canada for two weeks to visit family and catch up with friends. Of course, having picked up urbex as my new hobby, I wouldn’t let go of the chance to explore some abandoned places around Metro Vancouver area. It is a lot harder to have abandoned places in Vancouver area than Chicago area because the government and owners in Vancouver area tend to tear down abandoned structures and build new ones right away. Despite that being said, I was able to take my brother to explore the abandoned Surrey Public Market for his first urbex experience. My brother and I also planned to go to the abandoned Riverside Hospital but unfortunately, there was a film crew there making a movie, so we just end up going to an indoor shooting range.
Outside of the abandoned Surrey Public Market
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The Sunday before my final exams week, I finally got the chance to go down to Gary, Indiana with few other fellow photographers to explore some abandoned buildings we have heard about. Just like any other industrial towns, once the US Steel left Gary, both the population and the economics started to decline, which results in what Gary is now, half the town is abandoned, but it is also because of this that makes it a perfect place for us urban explorers. As I said in my disclaimer, trespassing is illegal, however for Gary, you can contact the city and get a photography permit, which allows you to go in and take photos of City Methodist Church, Union Train Station, and Palace Theater. The permit is $50 a person; it is worth it because it saves you the trouble from the police. The other two places we went to were not included in the permit, one I don’t know the name of it, it is located in between Palace Theater and the post office, and the second place not on the permit was the post office.
Our first stop was City Methodist Church
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Few weekends ago, I joined few fellow photographers and urbex enthusiasts on an adventure. We were supposed to go down to Gary, Indiana to check out few abandoned places. However, the weather condition wasn’t ideal. Therefore, we decided not to go, and instead, we drove around Chicago until we came across this abandoned factory facility. Below are some selected photos of this what appeared used to a syrup factory.
Went in and explored this abandoned factory
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Hi guys, first off I have to apology for haven’t posted anything on the blog for the past three weeks. I have been very busy with school, clubs, and work. Today, I’m writing a short post with mostly photos to share with you guys about my adventure of exploring the abandoned Damen Silos. What got me in urban exploring was back in winter break if you guys remember, my friend and I we went to explore this abandoned amusement park called NaraDreamland in Nara, Japan. Ever since that exploration, I got hooked into urbex. This past Saturday I took the opportunity of not having work and went down to explore Damen Silos.
Chicago skyline seen from Damen Silos
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Being a big culture melting pot, New Orleans is well-known as a culinary town. The mashup of Native American, French, Cajun, Spanish and African cultures has resulted in an array of delicious foods that are different from rest of the worlds.
A fried oysters and shrimps po’boy with craft beer
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New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, nicknamed Big Easy, is located on the Mississippi River and near the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Being the melting pot of French, African, and American culture, the Crescent City, is famous for its late winter festival Mardi Gras, incredible Cajun food, and beautiful French and Spanish styles architectures. I had the opportunity to spend my past spring break with a friend down there, without further adieu, here are my list of must go places in New Orleans!
Welcome to the Big Easy!