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Broken TV Set

An old, broken television set.

Urban exploration photography brings me across this old broken television set in an abandoned building. The television set dates back to the 1970s or early 1980s in this building with crumbling wood floors and other items scattered around the area. View more photos of urban exploration photography.

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of Chicago overlooking the Chicago River

An aerial photo of downtown Chicago taken at the mouth of the Chicago River looking west over Lake Shore Drive. The Aon Center, Prudential Tower and the Trump Tower are all prominently visible in this photo.

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Sample Gates at Indiana University Bloomington

The Sample Gates at Indiana University

The Sample Gates is the place of the most popular sought after photo on the campus of Indiana University. The Sample Gates are a relatively new addition to the University having been installed in the 1980s. The surrounding buildings were built in the late 19th century and early 20th century with most dating back well over 100 years.

 

Abandoned Hallway – Urban Exploration

Rotten Hallway in the City Methodist Church

An old, abandoned hallway in an abandoned building found while doing urban exploration photography. This hallway looks as if it had caught on fire at one time and it is coming to a point where it is almost too dangerous to be in this area due to the unstable walls and ceiling.

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Panoramic New York City and Newark Skyline

The Newark and New York City skyline from the Staten Island Ferry

A panoramic photo of the New York City skyline as seen from the Staten Island Ferry. Newark, New Jersey can be seen on the left with the Status of Liberty in front of the skyline.

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New Frontier Casino Sign, Las Vegas

New Frontier Casino in Las Vegas

The New Frontier Casino sign in Las Vegas, taken in June 2007 before the casino was closed and demolished. The sign was demolished along with the hotel and casino, although it is rumored that various people have parts of the historic sign. View more Las Vegas photos.

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Las Vegas Strip with New Frontier Casino

The New Frontier on the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip featuring the New Frontier Casino (demolished), Wynn Hotel and Casino and the Stratosphere. Photo taken in June 2007. View more photos of Lss Vegas.

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The Mood Graph – Urbex Photography

The mood graph.

The mood graph measures time over mood in the abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana.

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State Street in Chicago

State Street in downtown Chicago.

State Street in downtown Chicago. State Street was long known as the shopping hub of downtown Chicago, with retail giants like Sears, Carson Pirie Scott and many other large department stores dominating the business sector south of the river. Pictured here is the 200 block of South State Street looking south. The Harold Washington Library can be seen in the distance with the green rooftop. DePaul University and Robert Morris University is on the left.

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NYC Lower Manhattan Skyline

Lower Manhattan, NYC

The New York City skyline in lower Manhattan from the Staten Island Ferry. The Brooklyn Bridge can be seen in the background on the right side of the image. View more photos of New York City.

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Northern Trust Company on LaSalle in Chicago

The Northern Trust Company Building in Downtown Chicago.

The Northern Trust Company building on LaSalle Street in Chicago’s financial district.

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Beck Chapel at Indiana University

Beck Chapel, Indiana University Bloomington

Beck Chapel on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The Beck Chapel is a non-denominational church and is a popular location for wedding photos and for wedding ceremonies in Bloomington.

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Old Staircase in an Abandoned Building

Urban Exploration in Northwest Indiana

An old staircase in the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been the site of several movies including Transformers 3 and Nightmare on Elm Street.

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An Old Chair in an Abandoned Room

An empty room with an old chair in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.

Ohh, the things you’ll find while urban exploring in Gary, Indiana. This chair with the red velvet fabric was in an abandoned room in the City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church was closed in the early 1970s and has been closed ever since.

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Empty Chair in an Abandoned Building

An old chair in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.

An empty chair in an abandoned building in Gary, Indiana, found while doing urban exploration photography in Northwest Indiana. This photo was taken in the former City Methodist Church, which has been closed since the early 1970s.

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Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas is a light show that takes place upon a large canopy over Fremont Street in the old section of Las Vegas. This area of Las Vegas was the original gambling sector, popular in the mid-20th Century until much larger resort casinos began to be built along the Las Vegas Strip.

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Indiana University Football Team

The Indiana University Hoosiers 2005 Football Team

It’s a sea of crimson as the Indiana University Hoosiers football team leaves the field at halftime against Ohio State in October 2005. IU football games take place on campus at Memorial Stadium just north of 17th Avenue in Bloomington. The Indiana University football program is part of the Big Ten Conference. View more photos of Indiana University.

The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana

Abandoned Theaters - Urban Exploration

The view from the balcony of the Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana. The Palace Theater was a popular place to see a show in the mid-20th century, however it was closed in the mid-1970s and never reopened again. Today, the theater sits empty and rotting in the middle of downtown Gary on Broadway Avenue and is a popular place for urbex photography, even drawing in wedding crowds that want unique photos.

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Old 1970s Broken Television Set

Old, broken television set.

A broken television in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This television probably dates back to the early 1970s and is one of many interesting old objects that can be found while taking urban exploration photos in Gary, Indiana.

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Graffiti Art in Abandoned Church

Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for over forty years, but the walls inside continue to tell a story. As you walk through this abandoned church, which is easily accessible albeit quite dangerous, the walls come alive with graffiti in many of the old church rooms. In others, the raw brick behind the formerly plastered walls is exposed and deteriorating.

Gary has become a popular place for urban exploration, particularly with photographers due to the large number of abandoned buildings within a close distance and the easy accessibility of these structures.

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Traverse City Sunset Timelapse

Traverse City, Michigan is a beautiful place in both the summer and the winter. During the summer, Traverse City offers miles of beaches along the Grand Traverse Bay and is a popular destination for tourists.
 
View this time lapse video of a Traverse City, Michigan sunset over the Grand Traverse Bay.

Maxwell Hall, Indiana University Campus

Maxwell Hall on the campus of Indiana University

Maxwell Hall on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Maxwell Hall is located in the old part of campus known as the ‘old crescent’ near Kirkwood and Indiana Avenue.

 

The Indiana University Auditorium

The Showalter Fountain at Indiana University

The Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana.

The Indiana University Auditorium

The Indiana University Auditorium

The stage of the Indiana University Auditorium

Indiana University Bloomington Student Building

The Student Building at Indiana University

The historic Student Building on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

The Student Building, Indiana University

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Skyline

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from Mount Washington

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania photo taken from Mount Washington in May 2006.

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Downtown Columbus, Ohio Skyline

Downtown Columbus, Ohio on the Scioto River

The Columbus, Ohio skyline as seen in May 2006.

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Pierogis from Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogis at the Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogis at Pierogifest in downtown Whiting, Indiana, a small bedroom community in Northwest Indiana just outside of Chicago and along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Pierogifest is a 3-day festival honoring the Polish heritage and history in Whiting, Indiana and features a parade, lots of polka music and as many pierogis as you can eat.

Pierogis at the Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

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Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball, second only to Fenway Park in Boston. Wrigley Field is over 100 years old and has not seen a World Series Championship from the Chicago Cubs in over 100 years as well. View more photos of baseball stadiums and photos of Chicago.

U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox

U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team. U.S. Cellular Field, formerly known as Comiskey Park and New Comiskey Park, was built in the early 1990s to replace the aging ‘old’ Comiskey Park. The stadium was later renamed U.S. Cellular Field after a naming partnership was developed between U.S. Cellular mobile phone company and the Chicago White Sox. View more photos of baseball stadiums in the U.S. and beyond as well as photos of Chicago.

The Metrodome, Home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings

The Metrodome, former home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team in Minneapolis

The Metrodome, the former home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. The Metrodome was a domed stadium and one of the only stadiums in the United States that housed both a professional baseball team and a professional football team. View more photos of stadiums and more photos of Minneapolis.

Rogers Centre, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays

The Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in Ontario, Canada. The Rogers Centre is the home to the only Canadian Major League Baseball team since the Montreal Expos team was dismantled. View photos of baseball stadiums.

Comerica Park, Home of the Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball team. Comerica Park is a relatively new stadium, replacing the historic Tigers Stadium. This photo was taken in May 2006 while the Detroit Tigers played the New York Yankees. View more photos of stadiums taken over the years.

Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox

Historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. This photo was taken in May 2006 during a game versus the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Boston won 4-1 on a pleasant evening in Boston.

Cold Squirrel Eating in the Winter

A hungry squirrel finds a piece of bread to eat in a cold winter storm.

A cold grey squirrel eating a morsel of bread during a harsh winter.

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Renoir Statue in Key West, Florida

Renoir Dancer Statues in Key West, Florida

A statue of a dancing couple taken from a Renoir painting on display in front of the Customs House in Key West, Florida, taken in December 2007.

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Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.

Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, looking south. Michigan Avenue is one of the most well known streets in Chicago and is a popular destination for tourists and shoppers. South Michigan Avenue is the home to the Hilton Hotel Towers and Roosevelt University.

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Downtown Traverse City, Michigan on Front Street

Front Street in Downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Downtown Traverse City, Michigan at night featuring the historic State Theater. Traverse City is a popular summer destination and is known for its quaint downtown area, fine dining, and sandy beaches.

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Aerial Photo of downtown Chicago over Chicago River

Aerial photo of Chicago overlooking the Chicago River

Aerial photo of downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago River in the center of the city. The Chicago River was the site of the beginning of the City of Chicago in the early 1800s when the first settlements were built on the shorelines of the swampy and marshy area that we now know as Chicago.

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Fair Oaks Farms Cheese in Northwest Indiana

Fair Oaks Farms cheese varieties.

Fair Oaks Farms cheeses for sale in Northwest Indiana. Fair Oaks Farms is a Northwest Indiana dairy producing cheese, milk and more while sustaining their operations with a cattle manure-powered building and operations center.

Indiana University Football Tailgating

Tailgating for Indiana University Football in Bloomington

Tailgating for IU football games on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. Tailgating typically takes place in the fields across 17th Street from the football stadium. Students, alumni, friends and family gather for grilling and drinking, cornhole bags, and good times. This photo was taken during the Fall 2005 IU football season behind McNutt Residence Hall on the north side of campus.

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Driving to Downtown Las Vegas

The Streets of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

Downtown Las Vegas heading towards Fremont Street in the old district of Las Vegas. Featured in this photo is the Fremont Casino and the 4 Queens Hotel tower.

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Dyer, Indiana Town Hall

The Dyer, Indiana Town Hall in Northwest Indiana.

The Dyer, Indiana Town Hall, located on Joliet Street (US 30) in Northwest Indiana. This building is known as the Glen L. Eberly Municipal Building.

 

Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas

Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Fremont street is known for many of it’s popular casinos and is considered ‘the old part’ of Las Vegas. Many of these casinos have been featured in movies.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota Skyline from Stone Arch Bridge

Downtown Minneapolis from Stone Arch Bridge

The Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline from the historic Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis over the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge, once a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River, is now a walking and biking path for the public to enjoy.

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Panoramic Downtown Indianapolis RCA Dome

The Indianapolis skyline as in looked in 2006 with RCA Dome.

A panoramic view of the Indianapolis, Indiana skyline as seen from I-70 in February 2006. The RCA Dome (demolished) can de seen on the left.

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Historic Louisville Buildings on Main Street

Historic Building Facades in the West Main Street District in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

Downtown Louisville historic building facades stand supported along Main Street in the historic district in the west end of downtown Louisville.

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Hollywood Sign

The Iconic Hollywood Sign Landmark

The icon Hollywood sign, as seen in November 2012.

Historic downtown Galena, Illinois

Historic Galena, Illinois

Historic Galena, Illinois, located just east of the Mississippi River in northwestern Illinois. Galena is a historic town, largely built in the 19th century and is iconic for its red brick storefronts that line the main downtown street. Galena is a popular location for photographers and painters and was also the setting for several scenes shot for the movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner. The field used in the movie Field of Dreams is located about 40 miles west of Galena, Illinois in Dyersville, Iowa.

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New York City from the Staten Island Ferry

The Newark and New York City skyline from the Staten Island Ferry

The New York City skyline of Manhattan seen along side the Newark, New Jersey skyline. The Statue of Liberty can be seen on the left in front of the Newark skyline. This photo was taken May 2006 while aboard the Staten Island Ferry.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Northwest Indiana

The beaches of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana, located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. The Indiana Dunes offers miles of sandy beaches along one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Located just 45 minutes from Chicago in Northwest Indiana, the Indiana Dunes are a popular summer destination for Chicago area residents as well as local Northwest Indiana residents who like to soak up the sun, hike trails, bird watch, fish, hunt, camp and more.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Empire Michigan in Leelanau County.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan located near Empire, Michigan just 30 minutes west of Traverse City. Sleeping Bear Dunes consists of miles of beaches along Lake Michigan as well as many hiking trails, a scenic drive trail, sand bluffs, wildlife and fauna.

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Downtown Whiting, Indiana Pierogifest in Northwest Indiana

Pierogis at Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

The race for the pierogi at the annual Pierogifest in Northwest Indiana’s Whiting community. The Pierogifest takes place annually at the end of July each year and features a parade and three days of pierogi eating and polka music along 119th street in downtown Whiting, Indiana.

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Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana

The race for the pierogi is on at Pierogifest in Whiting, Indiana, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana just minutes from Chicago. This popular event features many pierogi venders offering pierogis stuffed with potato, cheese, spinach, sour kraut, bacon, blueberries, strawberries and much more.

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Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota Skyline

The downtown St. Paul, Minnesota skyline.

The downtown St. Paul, Minnesota skyline as seen from the Mississippi River in May 2006. View photos of nearby Minneapolis, Minnesota taken over the years.

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The Bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The bridges of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania overlooking the river from Mount Washington.

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Aerial photo of Chicago over Millennium Park

Aerial photo of Chicago overlooking Millennium Park

An aerial view of Chicago taken over Millennium Park, featuring the Willis Tower (left), the Aon Center (right), and Trump Tower (far right in the clouds).

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