The Truth About Urbex

URBEX:

Parkour for kids who can't do Parkour.

So you want to learn about Urbex?

First, watch some Parkour videos and be amazed by the athleticism and display of ability.

Now take out all the cool flips and imagine an uncoordinated 15 year old in a bucket hat walking slowly behind the parkour expert asking them to slow down because running in a North Face jacket makes him sweaty. That's Urbex.

Urbex is nothing like Parkour!!!
— James - Urbexer and Abandoned Building "Explorer" (2200 instagram followers)
 Pictured: The Chino Shorts Gang who don't seem to understand that covering your face only works when everyone does it.

Pictured: The Chino Shorts Gang who don't seem to understand that covering your face only works when everyone does it.

According to Wikipedia Urbex or Urban Exploration is: "the exploration of man-made structures." Which in my opinion is a weird way to say "Climbing shit for instagram likes" but it sounds just as wanky so I won't edit it.

To get started in Urbex there's a few requirements:

  1. Northface spray jacket you got from DFO for 50% off.
  2. Nikon DSLR mum and dad gave you for Christmas
  3. Fake I.D. that you'd be too scared to ever use if caught by security
  4. Be under the age of 17 (Or 24 with a girlfriend who's under 17.)

Got everything? Great! Now you're ready for a lifetime of call center work after your many trespassing offenses prevent you from getting a real job.

Urbex:
Cool name, Shit reality.

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- Lew