Derelict Places

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Vans is happy to announce the release of DERP, a multifaceted urban exploration project featuring their European skateboarding team. Employing a dedicated team of urban explorers, Vans scoured Europe for unique locations rarely seen by the general public, and that have never been skated before, documenting the process as they went along.

They started at the Kupari Tourist Complex in Dubrovnik, Croatia which was heavily shelled during the conflict that beset the region, now only ruins remain of this sprawling complex. Next stop took them to the remnants of the Dutch Pavilion, a left over from the Expo 2000 World’s Fair in Hanover, Germany. Finally, amidst the Olympic fever of summer 2012 they ventured to Athens, Greece to explore the legacy of the 2000 games.

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