Urban explorers test the limits of what the word “trespassing” means. Explorer and photographer Bradley Garrett could go to jail for some of the things he does to sneak into places that aren’t for the public’s eyes… but that never stops him from having an adventure. Just look at the collection of images he has taken over the years from his exploring. This is awesome.
Taken from atop of the Forth Rail Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Boneyard, Victorville, California. “The Boneyard is an airplane graveyard connected to George Air Force Base. To get in, we had to hop a barbed wire fence and avoid security patrols. But the payoff, being able to pretend to drive a British Airways 747, was well worth it!”
The Battersea Power Station, South London, UK (the largest brick building in Europe).
Inside the Farwell Building in Detroit, Michigan.
Empty cars inside the Aldwych disused Tube Station, Piccadilly Line, London, UK.
The Embankment Pipe Subways in London, UK.
Barbican Tunnels, City of London. “The Barbican is a brutalist housing estate in the centre of London which has become a sort of cultural hub for cinema, theatre, music, and the arts. People also live on the estate. This photo is from inside the steam tunnels underneath the Barbican that keep the whole thing humming, they contain all the phone cable, internet, gas, water and sewage works.”
The Shard, South London, UK.
Woodward Avenue Church in Detroit, Michigan.
West Park Asylum, Epsom, Surrey, UK.
Invalides Ghost Metro Station, Paris, France. “Invalides is a disused platform of line 8 of the Paris Metro in the 7th arrondissement. You have to wiggle under a closed gate to get to this permanently stabled old rolling stock. While we were in there, a worker came through and we had to hide under the train until he left.”
Olympic Stadium, Samdach Preah Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Zeche Hugo, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Zeche Hugo was a coal mining operation that shut down in 1997. The cages here were for miners to store their clean clothes and valuables while they were at work.
Castle of Mesn, Lede, Belgium.
River Tyburn, London, UK.
Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
Atop the Tour Horizons, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Michigan Theatre, Detroit, Michigan.
Legacy Tower, Chicago, Illinois. “We infiltrated Legacy Tower on a whim, just walked on a sunny summer day and took the lift right the the top. We stayed for sunset and it was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.”
Durham Baths, Durham, England.
Lightning strikes Lake Michigan in the background, seen from atop the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chicago, Illinois.
It takes a lot of courage and talent to go where Bradley does. To see more of his incredible work, visit his photography site.