Alibi V.18 No.23 • June 4-10, 2009 
A conveyer belt at Baker Commodities


Guerrilla Tourism

The sometimes illegal and often dangerous sport of urban exploration

It’s a quiet spring morning and I’m in the South Valley, turning west from Second Street onto a dirt road I’ve never noticed before. The car I’m following traverses a curve of road between a cluster of industrial buildings. A quarter mile farther, we come to a dead end and park our cars beside an abandoned set of railroad tracks. On the other side of a bracken-filled ditch, the object of our expedition—a rusted, empty factory—rises out of the overgrown weeds and broken asphalt of a disused parking lot.

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