Every city has its secrets. Most of them are right there before our eyes, obscured perhaps by force of habit or by grime, but they are there nonetheless, in the very bones of the buildings, waiting to be revealed.

To discover them is the self-imposed role of an emerging breed of thrill seekers looking for a new kind of fix – urban explorers. These modern day adventurers are the pioneers of a new final frontier, whose borders lie not in space or at the bottom of the ocean, but in the deepest recesses of the city itself with its seemingly endless maze of infrastructure. They scour and scavenge the forgotten corners of our metropolis, looking for its hidden history and reclaiming its abandoned buildings as ghostly monuments of a not-quite faded past.

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