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The Urban Tourist

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    Some nerdy/otaku stuff (?), chemistry, astronomy... and Urbex. Weird right?

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  1. Thank you all, this was a very nice exploration. My only regret is that since we were a bit in a hurry I couldn't find any paper about the history of this factory: I don't know anything but its name, even the year of closure is unknown to me. Yes, that's what the girl of the group said when she saw them on a table.
  2. This time I was actually in vacation with two friends of mine (they aren't explorers), but while we were organising all of our trip we decided to explore this abandoned and untouched printing works (hope that this is a proper name) that I had discovered a few weeks before. Those 2 guys were a couple of graphic designers so they enjoyed the visit even more. This plant used to create mostly the "Action Transfers", which are called "Trasferelli" in Italy: today they are produced mostly on commission and not for business. If you want the complete album, here it is: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmr2nWrm
  3. Imagine that you are preparing yourself for an exploration for like a month and you are dreaming about it for like a year. Then the day finally arrives and EVERYTHING that could stop us happen at the same time. Not only this was a rainy day, but this was the infamous day that a bridge in Italy collapsed (I think that all of you heard about it), so the viability was totally blocked and we had almost run out of fuel. In addition this bomb shelter was actually really close to the bridge itself so there were many policemen and soldiers in the area. But at the end the exploration went smoothly. About the site itself... This was an air raid shelter built during World War II, but it was reserved only to the workers of a near steel mill. It is 2 kilometers long and it could hold more or less 4500 people. I know that somewhere there are some big cages full of rocks which are designed to protect the bunker from the shock wave of the bombs, but we could't find them. Even if I posted almost all the photos (because I think that all of them are important), here you can find the complete album at higher res: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgY363L "Move rapidly; don't think only about yourselves, other your comrades are still outside in danger." "Do not stop: move on." Left: "Don't smoke; air polluted by smoke causes illness to many of your comrades; give proof of politeness." Right: "Zone reserved to the P.A.A squads." (I don't know what "P.A.A" stands for) These stairs are completely covered in limestone.
  4. Hi, my name is Matteo and I'm from Italy. I've been into urbex for like 2-3 years but, since I usually don't have someone to go with, my visits are very few at the moment, but I hope to do it more and more as soon as possible. Even if I'm not so active in the "practical way", me and one of my friends are mapping all the abandoned places in Italy and now we have more than 2000 sites (and there is so much good stuff there...)! I signed up here because I "feel" that a foreign urbex community is far better than the Italian one, so here I am. I hope to make you guys understand me even if English isn't my first language... Nice to meet you and have a nice day P.S My nick is an allusion to Urbanturizm, the Youtube channel that made me fall in love with urban exploration, you should definitely check it out if you don't know it.
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