Urban Exploring

Damien Hirst

This Abandoned Melbourne Wildlife Park Features a Decaying Shark

The forgotten great white has been sitting in a tank of formaldehyde for more than a decade.
Don Kransky

The Secret Lives of People Obsessed with Going Deep Underground

There's urban exploring, and then there's the primordial obsession with going way below the Earth's surface.
Philip Eil
Urban Exploring

How America’s Most Luxurious Cruise Liner Became a Scary-Ass Wreck

If you were visiting the Canary Islands in the 90s, this was the ultimate day trip.
Julian Morgans

I Spent Friday the Thirteenth Looking for Ghosts in an Abandoned Insane Asylum

Larundel Mental Asylum was closed in 2001. It's since developed a reputation for being haunted, which is a big drawcard.
David Allegretti

PREMIERE: Frightened Rabbit Perform in a Deserted Military Hospital in “Woke Up Hurting”

For their new video, the Scottish five-piece pump rich, textural swathes of sound through the cold, grand walls of a dead space.
Daisy Jones

The Enduring Legend of the Girl Who Died in Odessa's Catacombs

Investigating the mysterious death of a young woman who wandered into an underground tunnel and never came out—but lives on as an internet rumor.
Mike Pearl

A Famous Urban Explorer Is Fighting Trespassing Charges After Being Arrested by the Cleveland Cops

Seph Lawless has attracted lots of media attention for his photos of the insides of abandoned buildings—and that attention, he says, made the authorities in his city very, very upset.
Isaac Simpson

More Photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

You demanded more photos from the urban exploring trip to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. You're in luck, because here they are in all their illicit glory.
Jules Suzdaltsev

Urban-Exploring Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

While the Ranch floats in real estate limbo, we spoke to the group of photographers who snuck onto the grounds to explore the abandoned kingdom.
VICE Staff

The Soviet Ghost Town in the Czech Republic

There’s a little bit of the Soviet empire left in the middle of the Czech Republic, but it’s abandoned, decaying, and forgotten. How could two towns, one Czech and one Russian, exist without the residents knowing about each other? If you’ve got enough...
Clare Speak