May 19th, 2010

Lux

Why do you explore abandoned places?



I'm curious -- why do y'all explore abandoned places? What makes it interesting to you?

For me, I think my initial curiosity stemmed from an interest/involvement in graffiti when I was 14 or 15. I heard about an abandoned railroad near my hometown in Utah, and it led to a fascination with decay and entropy that still persists today. I'm always amazed at the natural disarray of the world - what happens to structures when they're left alone. I also find them incredibly beautiful and inspirational.
Equally important to me, though, is the sense of adventure I get when finding/exploring these places!

(The picture above is a recent photo from the same railroad.)

What about you?