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The Broom man serie - Le Balayeur
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It's been now nearly 6 years that in each new exploration i take this pose, when i find a broom or stumble on one.

I found brooms in nearly half of my explorations, and since i do a lot of draining it's normal i don't find some there lol.

So i share with you the broom man serie, i have been brooming all over canada and united states, you will recognize places from your country/state.

I hope to continue this serie and my exploration all over the world.

In chronological order:

1.
11 Aout 2010 - Cinéma V by Urban Downfall

2.
28 Aout 2010 - Silo no.3 by Urban Downfall

3.
12 Septembre 2010 - Belding Corticelli by Urban Downfall

4.
17 Aout 2013 - Malting (Urbexmalt) by Urban Downfall

5.
1 Septembre 2013 - Tioxide by Urban Downfall

6.
14 Septembre 2013 - Silo no.5 by Urban Downfall

7.
13 Octobre 2013 - Gray Rocks Inn by Urban Downfall

8.
26 Octobre 2013 - Blachford by Urban Downfall

9.
24 Novembre 2013 - Celanese by Urban Downfall

10.
23 Décembre 2013 - Brasserie Dow by Urban Downfall

11.
25 Décembre 2013 - Minoterie ADM (Farine five roses) by Urban Downfall

12.
28 Décembre 2013 - Incinérateur no.2 (dickson) by Urban Downfall

13.
30 Décembre 2013 - Silo no.5 by Urban Downfall

14.
30 Décembre 2013 - Crane Building by Urban Downfall

15.
6 Janvier 2014 - Bunge Oils. by Urban Downfall

16.
7 Janvier 2014 - Planétarium de montréal/ Dow. by Urban Downfall

17.
9 Janvier 2014 - Tunnels CCUM. by Urban Downfall

18.
14 Janvier 2014 - Hôtel de la Montagne. by Urban Downfall

19.
18 Janvier 2014 - Aérogare MIrabel by Urban Downfall

20.
25 Janvier 2014 - Église Notre-Dame de la paix. by Urban Downfall

21.
1 Février 2014 - Hyppodrome de Montréal. by Urban Downfall

22.
3 Février 2014 - PVM/ Resto Lounge Altitude 737. by Urban Downfall

23.
9 Février 2014 - Cinéma Champlain/ Église vie et Réveil. by Urban Downfall

24.
16 Février 2014 - Negro Community Centre by Urban Downfall

25.
21 Février 2014 - Maison Redpath by Urban Downfall

26.
23 Février 201 3 - Incinérateur no.3 by Urban Downfall

27.
21 Mars 2014 - 1234 Towers by Urban Downfall[/url

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24 Mars 2014 - Aleris by Urban Downfall

29.
5 Mai 2014 - Lee Plaza Hôtel by Urban Downfall

30.
5 Mai 2014 - Woodward Presbiterian church by Urban Downfall

31.
5 Mai 2014 - Fisher Body Plant 21 by Urban Downfall

32.
6 Mai 2014 - Park Avenue Building.opy by Urban Downfall

33.
6 Mai 2014 - The Metropolitan by Urban Downfall

34.
6 Mai 2014 - Whittier Hotel. by Urban Downfall

35.
7 Mai 2014 - National Theater by Urban Downfall

36.
7 Mai 2014 - First Unitarian Church. by Urban Downfall

37.
7 Mai 2014 - Detroit gray iron and steel foundries by Urban Downfall

38.
22 Juin 2014 - Old Dutch / Humpty Dumpty by Urban Downfall

39.
18 Août 2014 - Standard Chemicals .co / Brenntag by Urban Downfall

40.
26 Septembre 2014 - Silo Linseed by Urban Downfall

41.
29 Novembre 2014 - Théatre Snowdon by Urban Downfall

42.
21 Décembre 2014 - Brittain Hall by Urban Downfall

43.
17 Janvier 2015 - Cargo Kathryn Spirit by Urban Downfall

44.
6 Mars 2015 - Allegheny Ludlum Steel by Urban Downfall

45.
7 Mars 2015 - Hudson River State Hospital by Urban Downfall

46.
8 Mars 2015 - Grossinger Catskills Resort by Urban Downfall

47.
3 Avril 2015 - Millbrook Correctional Centre by Urban Downfall

48.
4 Avril 2015 - Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls by Urban Downfall

49.
5 Avril 2015 - R.L Hearn by Urban Downfall

50.
18 Avril 2015 - Hyde Manor by Urban Downfall

51.
28 Mai 2015 - Mine Stanley by Urban Downfall

52.
2 Juin 2015 - Gilman Village/Mine by Urban Downfall

53.
7 Juin 2015 - Silos Missiles Titan I - 725-C by Urban Downfall

54.
9 Juin 2015 - Silos Missiles Titan I - 724-C by Urban Downfall

55.
12 Juin 2015 - Coldwater state home &amp; training school. by Urban Downfall

56.
13 Juin 2015 - Silverdome by Urban Downfall

57.
13 Juin 2015 - Cadillac Tower by Urban Downfall

58.
14 Juin 2015 - Book Tower by Urban Downfall



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I love it! Some of these places look quite incredible (16, 19, 21, 22, 41, 43, 48, 49, 53) and I love the shot of multiple you sweeping in "Église Notre-Dame de la paix." Also glad to see the Book Tower is still accessible! Keep up the wonderful work!




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These pictures are enchanting Broom Man keeping the abandoned sites of the world clean one day at a time.




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well done sir!




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I've touched some of these brooms. Nice idea.




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22 & 57, stunning.

What an awesome idea.




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ClementRSedona 


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Posted by Jac Steel
I love it! Some of these places look quite incredible (16, 19, 21, 22, 41, 43, 48, 49, 53) and I love the shot of multiple you sweeping in "Église Notre-Dame de la paix." Also glad to see the Book Tower is still accessible! Keep up the wonderful work!


Thanks!

Yeah, in fact, by the way im going in, it have always be 'open' ! (exterior staircase/climb)

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These pictures are enchanting Broom Man keeping the abandoned sites of the world clean one day at a time.


Thank you! haha!

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well done sir!




Posted by relik
I've touched some of these brooms. Nice idea.


The world is small hun!
Thanks!


Posted by mookster
22 & 57, stunning.

What an awesome idea.


Thank you man, it was nothing at first but after couple or years it took its place in my explos!




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Great stuff!! Love the one at Grossingers pool, one of my favorite urbex experiences was entering that room for the first time. Is that a floor buffer you are using there?




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I love it. Always neat to see a tradition like this and I don't think it will ever get old. keep up the great work

Moving the thread to UE photography however as it's mostly pictures and I think that it's better suited to that section.




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Great stuff!! Love the one at Grossingers pool, one of my favorite urbex experiences was entering that room for the first time. Is that a floor buffer you are using there?


yeah i think it was a pool scrubber of some sort, i cheated on that one


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I love it. Always neat to see a tradition like this and I don't think it will ever get old. keep up the great work

Moving the thread to UE photography however as it's mostly pictures and I think that it's better suited to that section.


Thanks man



Here are new shot in the series, the 6th year and keep on going!

And yes, there was a broom in a drain, i do a lot of draining and i never tought that day would have come loll.
Edit: I just read in my first post that write that i would never find one in a drain haha.

59.

23 Juillet 2015 - Manoir Ogilvie by Urban Downfall

60.

23 Juillet 2015 - Hôtel Le Montagnard by Urban Downfall

61.

23 Juillet 2015 - Église Ste-Jeanne-d'arc by Urban Downfall

62.

26 Juillet 2015 - Hôtel La Tour Centreville by Urban Downfall

63.

26 Septembre 2015 - Nevele Grand Hotel by Urban Downfall

64.

27 Septembre 2015 - Fownes Glove Factory by Urban Downfall

65.

2 Octobre 2015 - Collecteur St-Pierre by Urban Downfall

66.

18 Octobre 2015 - Auberge La Calèche by Urban Downfall

67.

26 Janvier 2016 - Stanley Tools by Urban Downfall

68.

26 Janvier 2016 - Prison Waterloo/ Altavista by Urban Downfall

69.

26 Janvier 2016 - Mine Carey by Urban Downfall



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This beats the ass shot series I've been working on. Some of those places are marvelous. And I've been to a good amount of those locations myself. It's refreshing to see a humorous and new take on the places. Congratulations and keep it up. Keep it updated as you go!




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Amazing!




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LOL!... I can't get over how much you and the graffiti have in common in #3!




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COOL !!

These shots "swept" me away !!!
Very unique approach with awesome results !!





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Really like the fact that you appear to be working hard cleaning almost as if you were the man on the nightshift janitorial service... Especially in 31..the dust is flying! These are original and well done!



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Gah. These never get old.




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Hey, thanks a bunch guys!!

Comments are appreciated

I hope this year will be a big year of explorations like 2014 and 2015 was! (almost 80 locations all around North America)

There is maybe the quarter of the locations i have done that was having no brooms, but i will never cheat with bringing one lol, that would break the 'authenticity' of the shots.

But even if there is some place that there is none, it's crazy sometimes that i find a broom in a complete unusual place.

90% of the time, the shots are taken where is find them and/or realy close.
People don't know that but for me it keep even more the autenticity.
There is always a little story behind each shot.

In picture no.12, my friends said, if today you find a broom, you have to take the shot shirtless and exactly where you find it.
It was -25, the broom was fucking out of nowhere on the crane!

No.17, it's a steam tunnel, the ods where low, but there was one!

No.20, ask me why but there was like 40 brooms in that church, i had to do something with that and that how the idea come up.

No.22, i was in a infiltration in a 47 story highrise, security saw me on the cams on my way up but lost me, they was searching for me for 1h30 they said, when they caught me on my way down.

No. 36, the place was abandonned for decades, it burned the day after i visit it!

No.57, the broom was on the ledge of the roof just behind me!, it's a 42 story hihgrise.

No.65, The broom in the drain, i was impress!

No.69, Largest broom ive seen in my life, it was like 4 foot wide at least.


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This beats the ass shot series I've been working on. Some of those places are marvelous. And I've been to a good amount of those locations myself. It's refreshing to see a humorous and new take on the places. Congratulations and keep it up. Keep it updated as you go!


Thanks! Haha, if you have a link on youre ass shots i want to see that lol
What are the places you say you visit too?
I will, thanks again!

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LOL!... I can't get over how much you and the graffiti have in common in #3!



Haha i know! you are not the first one who point me that lol, personally i did not see it before last year, the shot was taken in 2010! lol


Posted by leafloving4x4gal
COOL !!

These shots "swept" me away !!!
Very unique approach with awesome results !!




Very apreciated, thanks

Posted by tiffers
Gah. These never get old.


I hope it does not


Posted by MisUnderstood!
Really like the fact that you appear to be working hard cleaning almost as if you were the man on the nightshift janitorial service... Especially in 31..the dust is flying! These are original and well done!


haha yes, on that one i wanted to give it a little 'reality effect'
Thanks!

But for real, in real life i am doing it lol. I organize urban exploration meets each year in montreal since 2012, in an old malting plant.
Look at this vidéo and albums ,it will give you more of an idea on the work behind it!




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Thats just TOO COOL! I watched the video and WOW! what a job! You ARE working hard!! And, i really enjoyed when you pulled up that sofa with a robe. Looks like a great group of friends there




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