Posts Tagged ‘urban exploring’

Two New Books Provide A Fitting Eulogy To Byberry State Hospital

Two New Books Provide A Fitting Eulogy To Byberry State Hospital

June 4, 2013  |  Vantage

House of horrors? From 1990, when it closed, until 2006, when it was demolished, the legend of Byberry State Hospital in the Northeast grew in our imagination. Now two new books aim to set the complicated record straight. Ethan Wallace has the review > more

Light Filters Down Below

Light Filters Down Below

May 24, 2013  |  Last Light

Photographer Jessie Fox found herself down below, in an abandoned subway station; here's what she saw > more

Take A Hidden City Field Trip On Your iPhone

Take A Hidden City Field Trip On Your iPhone

March 8, 2013  |  Buzz

Google has announced the launch of Field Trip for the iPhone, joining Android as the two devices on which this tour-guide-as-app resides. Hidden City Philadelphia is a content-providing partner > more

The Pretense Of Ornament

The Pretense Of Ornament

February 8, 2013  |  Possible City

This week, we began to search for images of Philly's golden age of jazz, the 1940s-1960s, and so far we've found almost nothing in the archives. But then most of that world is gone--eviscerated. Nathaniel Popkin, with a little help from Joseph Mitchell, laments > more

There's A World Going On Underground

There’s A World Going On Underground

January 4, 2013  |  Last Light

Tom Waits was right--there is a world going on underground, and Brendan Clinch has explored a good portion of what lies beneath Philadelphia, from sewers to train tunnels to abandoned subway stations > more