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asylum art show in chicago! i curated it so it would be really nice if you could make it :) [Dec. 27th, 2007|08:58 am]
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mathpaperdirect
i'm spamming you as early as possible so you have no excuses! just kidding. but i probably will keep spamming :) i put this show together. it's free and there will be free wine. any questions? leave a comment!




x-posted to chicago_party & chicago_cheap
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Manteno [Jun. 27th, 2007|10:21 am]
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mathpaperdirect
I went to manteno over the weekend and took some pictures of the last remaining building. you can see them at my flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/citizenpioneer


it was quite sad.
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WANTED - Kirkbride Images [Jan. 3rd, 2007|03:14 am]
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iamcyber
[mood |creativecreative]
[music |"Ambivalence" - Mychael Dyanna]

Ok, no photos in this one...only a request:

Kirkbride Building ImagesCollapse )

THANKS, EVERYONE!!!
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Chicago Area UrbEx Meetup Group [Dec. 16th, 2006|02:46 am]
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iamcyber
[mood |jubilantjubilant]
[music |"Magical Mystery Tour" - The Beatles]

We've had one meetup to launch the group and one outing so far...

Chicago Urban Exploration Meetup Group

This is a great place to network with other 'splorers in the Chicagoland area, come out to a meetup, find people to go 'splorin' with and all that good stuff.
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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2006|04:59 pm]
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mathpaperdirect
hello. new here. i'm in chicago, but i've never been manteno, although i know of a few people who have. does anyone know what state it's in now? is enough of it still around and worthy of a visit? just curious, i haven't been keeping track.

but before, i go, if anyone is interested i recommend the book "women of the asylum" by jeffrey l. geller. it's a collection of letters written by women inside asylums ranging somewhere from the early 20th century to around the fifties. it's pretty intense.
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(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2006|02:11 am]
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iamcyber
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |"Dead Man's Party" - Oingo Boingo]

Happy Halloween everyone!

I created a new LJ community for Chicago area UrbEx...please feel free to check it out! chicago_urbex

Hope everyone's having fun exploring cool stuff!
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Upcoming UrbEx Get-Togethers? [Jul. 28th, 2006|06:32 pm]
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iamcyber
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |"Ambivalence" - Mychael Dyanna (from Girl, Interrupted)]

I'm new to this community but have been mesmerized by the macabre loveliness of urban decay photos for over a year. Someone posted about OPACITY which is where I fell in love with Motts' wonderful photography.

I'm interested in getting together to do some local UrbEx at any of the area remaining hospitals or other neat abandoned places in the greater Chicagoland area. While I excel at photography, I'm a total novice at UrbEx so naturally I'd have to go with experienced explorers/archaeologists to learn the necessary skills for successful and safe exploration.

If anyone's interested, I was thinking the cooler weather in the fall would be more conducive to such an adventure versus the oppressive summer inferno heat (especially anywhere there's moldy musty conditions). Maybe we could meet for coffee ahead of time to plan a travel route, get to know one another, plan a carpool (with gas prices so outrageous, carpooling is probably a good idea as well as ensuring we'd be using the buddy system when visiting spooky places).

I have plans for some very edgy photography work in abandoned places (out of respect for patients in hospitals, I'd likely opt for a cool factory to feature photography with live models) but need the necessary skills for safe exploration first. Besides, exploring the places is just as fun to me as doing the edgier photography! :)

Some "RurEx" if there is such a term for rural exploration would be just as enjoyable...and good for variety, I think, too.

Hope to hear from the fellow explorers here soon!
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Dug up something [Jul. 15th, 2006|10:26 pm]
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whitedove1
[mood |calmcalm]

I was digging around online for other sites regarding abandoned buildings and amusement parks. Somehow I ended up in Japan, they seem to have their share of great places to explore also.

http://home.f01.itscom.net/spiral/link.html
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2005|11:01 pm]
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crisis_averted
I'm putting together a gallery at Manteno State Hospital of related arts. So far I've got around 6 artists participating. If anyone else is interested, or if you know anyone that would be interested please email me at art@mantenostatehospital.com.

Thanks!
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really good site to explore!!! [Jul. 12th, 2005|12:35 pm]
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whitedove1
http://www.opacity.us/main.php
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