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Released: 2013-03-21

Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration by Moses Gates


On this attention-grabbing glimpse into the world of city exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in one of the vital most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Gates is a new breed of adventurer for the twenty first century. He thrives on the joys of seeing what others do not see, let by myself even recognize exists. All of it started out fairly innocuously. After shifting to New York City and pursuing graduate research in Urban Planning, he began unearthing hidden aspects of the city—abandoned constructions, disused subway stops, improbable rooftop views that belonged to cordoned-off buildings. To start with it was once about satiating a nagging curiosity; but the extra he experienced and noticed, the extra his thirst for adventure grew, ultimately top him in another country. In this memoir of his experiences, Gates details his travels thru underground canals, sewers, subways, and crypts, in metropolises spanning 4 continents.
In this finely-written e-book, Gates describes his immersion in the global subculture of city exploration; how he joined a global of people who create secret art galleries in subway tunnels, ruin into nationwide monuments for fun, and go back and forth the globe sound asleep in centuries-old catacombs and abandoned Soviet relics slightly than lodges or mattress-and-breakfasts. They push each and every other further and further—visiting the hidden facet of a dozen international locations, discovering historic underground Roman ruins, scaling the Brooklyn, Long island, and Williamsburg bridges, partying in tunnels, sneaking into Stonehenge, and even finding themselves below arrest on prime of Notre Dame Cathedral.   

Not directly, Gates contemplates why he and other city explorers are so instinctively drawn to these unknown and on occasion forbidden places—even (and for some, particularly) when the stakes are excessive. Hidden Cities will encourage readers to take into consideration the potential for urban exploration available for any individual, any place—if they have simplest the curiosity (and nerve!) to dig under the outside to find the hidden corners of this world.

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Author: Moses Gates Writer: Tarcher Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 304


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