An illustrated guide to urban exploration in the Russian capital.
A prefix meaning out of, from, or indicating a former title or status.
An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. Literally: No-Place.
EX UTOPIA is a website about wild, improbable, repurposed, haunted, frozen, contested, and disappearing places. Since 2011, it has been sharing long-form essays and photography from all manner of under- and un-reported places around the world: from ancient ritual sites to otherworldly architecture; to ghost towns, nuclear bunkers and breakaway republics.
EX UTOPIA is fascinated by the history, politics and folklore of extraordinary places, by the people who live in them, and by the stories those people can tell. It is run by Darmon Richter, and up until November 2020 it was called The Bohemian Blog.
Unless otherwise stated, all photographs on this website were taken by the owner, Darmon Richter. To license the use of any images, please get in touch. This website works with PicRights to manage the author’s intellectual property rights and to ensure copyright compliance.