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Urban Exploration #3

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:39 PM



Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to highlight exactly what Urban Exploration is, how it's achieved and the some of the best Urbex Photographers here on deviantART. Want to see more Urbex photographs within the Daily Deviation section? Then send your suggestions to 3wyl and I!

Have you heard of Les Ux? They are an underground group that works hard to restore unseen and often forgotten areas of Paris. Their most famous restoration was the Pantheon Clock. The group itself is divided into teams, and it was the restoration team 'UnterGunther' that undertook this mammoth task. Mammoth because the clock was buried deep beneath the Pantheon in France, completely inaccessible. Or not. For a whole year in September 2005, the group worked in a secret workshop undergroup with the supervision of a professional clock maker and gradually put the clock back to working order. It was only when they revealed their work that they were reported and arrested. In 2007, the group were cleared of breaking into the monument. The group and its purpose is fascinating. They work their way through Paris, restoring and exploring - taking the best from the parts that are long since forgotten. I thoroughly reccomend this article and that you dig around a bit more online if you are intrigued.

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This week's edition of Urban Exploration looks at the Pantheon Clock and the daring mission that a group of urban explorers went on eight years ago to restore it. Included is a selection of this weeks hottest Urbex works and a featured photographer. Don't forget to :+fav: if you enjoyed it!
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful and informative journal
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you :)
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice feature!!! One of my favorite types of photographic work :clap:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mine too! :)
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Interesting news, and some nice feature pieces. :]

I find the idea of people scurrying around underground, restoring as they go, endearing.
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Yes I do too! :D
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The work of :iconillpadrino: is really amazing, thank you for the discovery :w00t:
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem at all!
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see your avatar everywhere.... :o
How many articles and news do you write every week ?
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