Urban exploration is about looking around or visiting places. You might not be especially urban. I'm in rural Ontario and I explore old farm houses, small towns and I like ghost signs, vintage buildings and their fixtures. I don't know all the right terminology for evreything. I'm learning. But, mainly, I explore for myself. I take photos to see the places better and preserve what I have seen.

You can wander around you own backyard and find something you haven't noticed before. Try it. Seriously. Look at little things you don't pay attention to. Did you ever notice that metal tap for the garden hose? What about the house numbers on your building? Did you ever wonder why that patch of grass is higher than the other grass? There are so many small things we don't take the time to notice. But, those are small things. Once you start looking for the details you could be ready to explore other places.

Finding places to explore is easier than you think. I've written several ideas and methods. Keep in mind, some of it is tresspassing. But, there are rules about that, how far you can go, what you can photograph, or not. You don't have to enter a property to photograph it. Especially now wtih the option for drones. But, don't go peeking in windows if you are not very sure the property is abandoned. If in doubt, well... you might take your chances or you might not.

I have my own site about urban exploration in Ontario, with links to other explorers and resources. Ontario Exploration. The rest of this page will become resources for exploring in general and for people and places outside of Ontario.