My favorite avocation is Urban Exploration.
To date (06-Jun-2001), I have personally explored more than 32 abandoned locations in 5 countries, with such familiar valences as New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ile-de-France, New South Wales, Québec and Krung Thep Mahanakhon.
My favorite places to explore are institutional, as I find enlightenment in ekistical archaeology.
It is my ardent desire to become a troglodyte squatter in an abandoned asylum someday.
Think: "Dark Days" sans the Dj Shadow soundtrack. Or the crack for that matter.