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Urban exploration as deviant leisure

By Theo Kindynis (University of Greenwich)

Recreational trespass, or as it has become known in recent years, “urban exploration” (often abbreviated as UrbEx or UE) is the practice of illicitly gaining access to forbidden, forgotten or otherwise off-limits places, ‘simply for the joy of doing so’ and / or in order to document them photographically (Garrett, 2013: 21). 3,571 more words

lukebennett13 reblogged this on lukebennett13 and commented:

Oooh, this is good! A very thoughtful essay on the ironies of urbex's 'double-helix' relationship with commodified leisure culture. Too many great quotes to pick from, so this one will do: "the performative project of (individualised) identity construction and intense competition for (subcultural) status are now primary motivations driving the practice of urban exploration towards increasingly spectacular manifestations." Well worth the read...

Phnom Penh - Smiling Gecko Foundation

From Siem Reap we took a 5 hour bus to Phnom Penh and as we started to enter the city, it really reminded us of Hanoi. 1,187 more words


22nd August 2015: The Jack the Ripper Museum and thoughts around "Ripperology"

I have been following the debate around the opening of the new Jack the Ripper Museum at 12 Cable Street, London both on the Museum Association’s LinkedIn pages, and also via the press who have interviewed irate support groups and local communities.  2,007 more words


Room #150 (Selena's Death site)

This picture is of myself, standing in front of the motel room that Grammy- Award winnng Tejana singer, Selena, was shot at on March 31, 1995.On that day, Selena and her fan club President, Yolanda Saldivar, had gotten into an argument over money embezzlement. 374 more words

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My visit to the grave of late Tejana singer "Selena"

Around June 2015, I decided to take a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas to pay homage to the legendary singer “Selena Quintanilla Perez.” I decided to stay in the room that convicted killer “Yolanda Saldivar” rented at the Knights Inn motel (formerly known as the Days Inn), and shot and killed the singer on March 31, 1995. 208 more words

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Dark Tourism of Auschwitz: How should we look back, if at all?

Dark Tourism is a term coined by Lennon and Foley in 1996 and refers to tourism that is characterised by attractions of death and tragedy. [1] Its use has been adopted in the last decade in the ever-expanding literature on the Holocaust. 1,874 more words

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L’Afrique, une « terre inconnue » pour Google Maps
L’Afrique reste encore à la marge des cartes du géant américain, et nombreuses sont les routes mal tracées, les chemins ne menant nulle part, les villes, villages, rues, quartiers absents ou mal placés, les bâtiments officiels, hôpitaux, centres de police, station de bus et commerces oubliés. 843 more words

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