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4.0 out of 5 stars Mr UrbEx, 27 April 2011
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This is the second book from the man and the website that was in at the beginning of the whole Urban Exploration thing and showed the way as far as how good it could all look. It contains photos taken 2007-2010. His photographic style is straight, but he sure takes a mean snap - the balance between authenticity and artfulness is perfect. The places are well-chosen and varied and include some unusual choices, including a country road full of cars abandoned by the families of US servicemen in 1947. They were snowed up, taken away by train, and the road fell into disuse and the cars remained to rust and return to nature. There's also the pretty home of a tragic murderess, with family photos still on the wall and plastic flowers still in their vase. The text provides some pointlessly 'poetic' flights but also info and some insights into the tactics of the author, with the surprising thing being that he often now seems to get official assistance in his explorations, which is also a bit disappointing. A brief venture out of his Belgium-centric comfort zone takes him to Detroit, of course, and into some now-very-familiar places.
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