Urban exploration (urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.

My Explorations

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Places Below That No Longer Exist
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Abandoned Places I've Explored Out Of Those I Want To Explore

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URBAN EXPLORATION

Urban exploration is the thrill of touring abandoned buildings, sneaking around places, and finding long-forgotten places littered with remnants of the past. What is in these places? What stories do they tell?

I’m certainly an amateur in the world of urban exploration but I’ve snuck into enough places to experience the magic firsthand. The clock is ticking on many places in the Bay Area alone, and I want a chance to get in before the wrecking ball arrives.

AN URBAN EXPLORATION TOUR

A few of my favorite abandoned places I’ve explored:

Windows of Perception

Inside the abandoned Oakland train station.

Inside the Old Fleishhacker Poolhouse
Seems Like I Should Be Getting Somewhere

An old car from the Bay Area's Key System E-Claremont line quietly decays.

In the Delight of Horror

In an abandoned amusement park.

In Beams of Warm Light

Inside a rustic waterwheel house of yesteryear with belts and pulleys in motion.

Transbay Terminal Waiting Area
As Tears Go By

A San Francisco streetcar in the yard.

Once There Was a Way

A 1940s White Truck "Super Power" rusts on the farm.

Now It's Time To Say Goodbye

The abandoned Bayshore Roundhouse.

Brother, Can You Take Me Back?

Phony cable car bus #20 slowly decaying, far away from where it once roamed the streets of San Francisco.

And These Memories Lose Their Meaning

Model A BART cabin 107 hidden away in a warehouse.

#1704

A San Francisco classic streetcar in storage.

Silence Unbroken

Drawbridge, CA: The Bay Area's Ghost Town

Six Decades of Silence

A grand piano lies in silence since 1950. It once fillled the dance hall with music of the Grandi Hotel in Point Reyes Station, California and entertained the likes of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Stained In Darkness

Inside an abandoned San Francisco cathedral.

Stars Fall From Above

The Golden Gate Bridge and the ruins of the Marin Headlands.

Blown Over

Formerly, a barn. Livermore, CA.

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