And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
― Roald Dahl
This page and its subsequent posts are dedicated to relatively hidden or secret locations. They say there’s nothing new under the sun and that’s never been truer in this century as we’ve managed to basically explore every nook and cranny of this wonderful planet with live in. With the advent of satellite technology, global imaging, and the proliferation of digital photography in the hands of everyday common folk, it’s pretty hard to find a place that hasn’t been visited by the masses.
These post are my attempts to try and find places that are hard to get to or have limited access by the public. These locations or structures may be closed, condemned or abandoned. This is what’s known as urban exploration, or urbex for short. I have recently become more and more obsessed with the exploration of decaying or old structures. These places are not easy to get to and it may even be illegal or dangerous (risk of running into vandals, squatters, or environmental dangers). How far will I get with this new interest I don’t know but I am willing to start small and see where it takes me from there.
Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.
– old urban explorer “code”
I will also try to post pictures of places that are not necessarily secret or hidden but just plain unknown or infrequently traveled by the average person. Whenever I go to a new place, I like to find out from the locals information about a fantastic attraction, eatery, bar or site known only to them.
My posts may have a single picture or most preferably, a series of pictures.
To quote Lao-Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one’s feet.” I will take my first step and post about a very public place with a very hidden feature most don’t know about in Grover’s Mill, NJ…