If you think about it, urban exploring is much like Halloween. You go from house to house, knock on the door and see if there’s a treat or a trick. I’ve never heard of anyone being tricked though.

Will you hit the jackpot and get a can of pop? Will it be the coveted single Reese piece cup? Or how about the Double Bubble individually wrapped gum? Those always made your candy bag smell nice. My brother used to try hiding his candy bag and I’d always find it. After all, how many hiding places can there be? I remember one year I wasn’t able to find the loot after days of searching. I learned later that he had taken it next door to his friend’s house for safe keeping.

And then there’s the candy that causes you to frown and toss the goods under the couch: The candy canes that someone has saved for ten months, the black licorice. You know what I’m talking about.

The urbex hobby is similar in that you don’t know what you’ll get. On a good day it might be a rural farm with great wooden doors and trimming. On a not-so-good day it might be something like … this.

This location is being called Way Too Modern 2.0 (1.0 was last year’s post). It’s a modern house with an overgrown yard. The future of this house is not clear to me. There was a fan running in the basement due to the moisture, yet on the kitchen counter was a promotional package for new housing.

There was slight water damage in the living room. This wasn’t a great explore, but remember the Halloween candy canes – it’s not always what you wanted. As a photographer and explorer, I can appreciate the beauty of any property including this one. For all intents and purposes though, it could very well be MLS photography.