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aesthetic values [userpic]

-Location: Currently, Long Beach, CA. Soon, Denver
-Favorite kinds of exploration: cafes, museums, libraries, parks, bookstores, aimless driving, anywhere that fosters good peoplewatching
-Age: 20
-Anything else you can think of:
'm planning on moving to Denver from Long Beach in a year or so and I guess I'm trying to get a feel for the city/job opportunities etc. Upon my arrival I'll have a BA in Creative Writing and Literature and an experience at a Literary Arts Center in Los Angeles. I'm considering going into the MA Publishing program at DU, but not entirely sold on it. I think I'd like to do publishing but I'm open to pretty much any literary-involved job. Not picky, just looking for something to pay the bills at this point. Small presses (or coporate houses), literary magazines, indie bookstores, reading venues, etc. I know about the Tattered Cover and Mercury Cafe as reading venues, but I'd like to hear about some more. Any information would be really appreciated!


(apologies in advance for crossposting)

Rachel [userpic]

Where's a good place to start if you're new to urban exploring?

My friend and I did Southglenn mall when they were demolishing it. Rubber Gates has always been one of those "we should" places, but since the Westword article I'm assuming that it's locked up tight with everyone and their mother watching. Plus, I don't think we're that experienced, and elevator shafts don't sound like fun. (But while I'm here: Is anyone else planning on going to Rubber Gates soon? We'll bake you cookies if you tell us how it goes.)


The current edition of Westword (December 20, 2007) has a lead story on Colorado urban exploration, the Gates rubber factory, and an explorer who recently lost his life there in an elevator shaft.

Be careful.

Rogue Agent [userpic]

I saw this linked off digg.com


vandalismo [userpic]

We'll start with the ugly truth: I wouldn't call myself an urban explorer - I certainly haven't poked around in these interesting locations I've seen in photos.

What I do have under my belt is a few runs through an old decomissioned Titan missile silo and a number of fire escapes and parking garages from my (largely finished) graffiti days. No, I'm not going to share what I wrote. We'll leave it at this: I was never an artist of any consequence. It was more for the fun.

That's why I'm here. I've been curious about urban exploration for a while, and while I wouldn't trade the flow of Colfax for much, I think I've learned all I can from the main streets and back alleys.

If you have suggestions on what I can do to learn more (and do more), I defer to your experience.

Current Music: Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Deus Ibi Est
Joe Funker, etc. [userpic]

(X-Posted to explorer)

There is now a website and an additional Livejournal community for Colorado drainers.

The website is DenverDrainers.org & the LJ Community is denver_urbex. I'm the admin of the community and octabeck is a maintainer.


Paris on the Platte
1553 Platte
Denver, CO

Saturday, Feb 3rd

The location for the meet up has changed from Leela's to Paris on the Platte

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new mexico
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(taken with adm's ma's camera, so the resolution isn't that great either)

an abandonned bird.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/porscha/45bcbb8c.jpg (bad cropping)

.. and alaska (my home town)
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting a drawing i did -pastel on train.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/porscha/dfff7be2.jpg (my dog too!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/porscha/acdcd64b.jpg (lost, not abandonned)

February 3rd, Saturday
Leela's Cafe
On 15th St. between Stout and Champa

On a side note

This was the last place I visited a coiuple of months ago.

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