By Moses Gates
During this attention-grabbing glimpse into the area of city exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in probably the most illustrious towns on the planet from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Gates is a brand new breed of adventurer for the twenty first century. He flourishes at the thrill of seeing what others don't see, not to mention even recognize exists. all of it begun relatively innocuously. After relocating to ny urban to pursue graduate experiences in city making plans, he started unearthing hidden points of the city—abandoned constructions, disused subway stops, magnificent rooftop perspectives that belonged to cordoned-off buildings. At first it was once approximately satiating a niggling interest; but the extra he skilled and observed, the extra his thirst for event grew, finally major him throughout 5 continents. during this memoir of his stories, Gates info his trespasses via underground canals, sewers, subways, crypts, via towns spanning 4 continents.
during this finely-written publication, Gates describes his immersion in the global culture of city Exploring; how he joined a international of people that create mystery paintings galleries in subway tunnels, holiday into nationwide monuments for enjoyable, and commute the globe snoozing in centuries-old catacombs and deserted Soviet relics instead of motels or bed-and-breakfasts. They push one another extra and further—visiting the hidden facet of a dozen nations, studying historical underground Roman ruins, scaling the Brooklyn, big apple, and Williamsburg bridges, partying with mole humans, sneaking into Stonehenge, or even discovering themselves lower than arrest on best of Notre Dame Cathedral.
eventually, Gates contemplates why he and different city explorers are so instinctively drawn to these unknown and occasionally forbidden places—even (and for a few, especially) whilst the stakes are high. Hidden Cities will motivate readers to think about the potential of city exploration to be had for an individual, anywhere—if they have merely the interest (and nerve!) to dig less than the skin to find the hidden corners of this international.