Finding beauty in decay - my first Urbex photo by bubblehex08

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I very recently discovered Urban exploration, abbreviated Urbex, and I understand that it can become addictive. Google to read more about it!.

This is a Parisian house, which I captured in 2009, when I started with my first steps in photography, just because I found it was interesting, I didn’t know about Urbex.
A touch of HDR helped to emphasize the textures.


paris, urbex, building, derelict, decay

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Superbly captured.

  • I’m glad you like it. Today I would have captured it with a different angle, I think I have cut off too much at the bottom

    – bubblehex08

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Wow! Very nice. What’s Urbex?

  • I didn’t know until recently. Today I found out that there are 3 Urbex groups on RedBubble.
    This is the definition given by Wikipedia:
    Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespass onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.1 Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains) urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking.

    – bubblehex08

  • lol – my photo was very innocent. I walked through the street and when I stopped to take that picture my husband asked: “What the devil are you photographing?”
    I like that kind of picture – old walls and doors, …

    – bubblehex08

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    Well now I know and I thank you. I’ve seen this term used on RB. I guess I’ve done this too…as I too love old houses, structures, barns. Thanks for the info!

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