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What is Urban Exploration?

Urban exploration is the hobby of exploring and documenting places that are generally off-limits to society. This might include rooftopping, exploring vacant hospitals, factories, prisons and houses. There's a misconception that the hobby is illegal. This is only the case if you trespass in places you shouldn't be. Follow the rule of take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

Who founded this website?

His name is Mike. He began actively exploring approximately 1999 (21 years ago). He initially used a 35mm camera for his photography. He progressed to a point & shoot and finally a DSLR camera. He created this website almost two decades ago to showcase his photography. Since that time this website has grown to allow memberships where other photographers can share their photos and locations. This is the largest database website of it's kind in Canada. He can't think of any other hobby that provides me as much enjoyment as this one. He's made some great friends and had many laughs along the way.

This page is by no means a professional photography page. He is always aiming to improve his photography and that's an ongoing process.

Mike can be found here.

If you're interested in seeing the database, then it can be found here.