Sage advice there. I quote that website:2. The physical state of a building can be leathal, watch where you step (and where thick soles)
Here in Japan the genre of abandoned factory/hotel/motel/bus/railway/mine has been done to death, and then flogged, and then flogged some more, and then reflogged. At least one of the major practitioners has written a guidebook to the best sites. "Gunkanjima" (photography-deficient Wikipedia write-up here) is itself an industry within this. The best photographs of Gunkanjima (starting at least half a century ago, with Narahara Ikkō and others workin there when it was still populated) are definitely worth looking at -- I possess two photobooks of the place myself -- but the instant pathos of the later work starts to grate and to remind me of those war photos one used to see that just happened to have a one-legged doll lying atop a pile of rubble. (Was there a company in Hong Kong churning out one-legged dolls to fit in the camera bags of ho-hum war photographers?)Unfortunately in December 2004 a young man’s body was discovered after having ‘fallen through a roof’ onto a 60 foot ledge in the works, it is unclear however whether this was a suicide or an accident but several reports I have read seem to suggest the latter.