How To Find Abandoned Places
FIND YOUR OWN URBEX SITES
People ask me often how i find these abandoned urbex locations and other abandoned or lost places. Here is a short how-to that can help you to find your first abandoned location.
How to find urbex locations in 15 minutes
Check your (local) newspaper and search for abandoned places. You be amazed about how many derelict buildings there are in your neighbourhood. Use a translator for foreign newspapers to find some spots close to your vacation spot.
- Google Search
Just type in “abandoned places” and search. Also try other languages or other search words like urbex, derelict, decay, etc.
- Google Maps/Earth
Just travel the digital world and look for old factory near train tracks or rivers. Look for holes in roofs and switch to street view if available.
- Urbex map or database
- Go out!
The most important step. Explore! Most people just forget to go out and just shoot.