Teddi Stavee

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Teddi Stavee
Teddi Stavee
Hello fellow adventurers, my name is Teddi and I have been exploring abandonment since the first time I stumbled upon Hynite in Oak Creek back in 2008. I have always had an interest in exploration as I grew up hiking the deserts of Nevada surrounding my hometown of Las Vegas and many other beautiful sights all over the West. There are so many times as a kid I was able to "get away" for a while and see life in nature- they are priceless memories. I remember being able to look out at the craziness of the city, a sprawling concrete monstrosity that became the size of my thumb as I stood in the stark desolation of the desert. The soft howl of the wind moving through the cacti, kicking up the dirt and blowing the hot dry heat across my face made me realize how lucky I was to be able to witness such raw beauty in quiet still. I find similar peace in exploring buildings as it is a three dimensional way to walk through and take in the past, firsthand. I am constantly in awe of the tremendous history and importance to the formation of Milwaukee that most of all of the bygone industrial relics embody. I consider myself very lucky to have seen a great deal of these places before they have been demolished, sealed forever or renovated into modernity.

I will never forget waking as a small child to the smell of cinnamon pancakes in the morning that my Great Grammy would make for my mother and I when we visited Milwaukee. On our yearly month long Summer vacations to this great city, we hung out with family & friends and always tried to make every single festival we could! I have always loved the alley ways, old houses and Cream City brick that gives this city its character.

It was pure serendipity that I began to take pictures just a few years ago which has allowed me to share my adventures with everyone. I look forward to discovering more of Milwaukee's compelling history and documenting it all from behind the viewfinder.

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