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First, an important note:
The sensitive nature of this location required all photographic documentation remain secret until a select group of individuals aware of its existence deemed it appropriate to share.
In light of said undisclosed location being completely demolished and incapacitated beyond exploring, I’ve been given the go-ahead to share this Top Shelf exploration with the world.
The story behind the name:
Back in the day, when I was touring with the art collective and urban exploring power house group, “Municipal Heroes,” the holy grail was this place. Completely unobtainable and chock-full of exploration goodness, it was as if we were constantly waiting, impatiently, for something to happen that would allow us access. Fast forward 5 or 6 years and Municipal Heroes is no longer around, but that magic thing happened, and the holy grail became “available.”
The locations available and the explorers themselves can be put into generations. The generational gap between available locations is a bit more finicky and short lived than the people who explore them. I guess my point is; this place doesn’t mean the same thing to the new guys that it means to me, and while I’m sure they’re finding and fantasizing over all sorts of fresh new business, I already got my gold.
"Top Shelf" - Adventure Series #12
Completed Late 2013 - Photography Work - Shapes Industries