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Hello there and thanks very much for stopping by!!!

I am MsDeGraeve or more commonly called by friends,Raven or by family Stacey :)
I am from the Great Pacific Northwest of the US and currently live in Belgium. How I ended up here is a long story.
As far as me is concerned...I love things are decaying,abandoned or basically a ruin. Creepy is cool. Goth is fab. Old rocks. Flowers are awesome (thanks Daddy) You get the idea. :) Since I live in Belgium there is more than enough to go around. But, that being said...I do also like life in motion,arts,colour and whatever else strikes my fancy.

About the Doel 2020 project that is current project(amongst others): Doel,Belgium is a small,little village being threatened with total destruction just because it happens to be in the way of the Port of Antwerp. This has been ongoing since the late 1970's and as of late coming to head as recently 2009. In the village's heyday 3000 or so souls called it home. Today, less than 50 families remain. Those families solider on,remaining, to take on the Belgian gov't. It remains to be seen if,finally, the village can be rebuilt and renewed. The street art that covers most but not all of the village came about around 2007/08 after the village was mostly abandoned. I say mostly because folks do remain.

If you are an Urban Explorer and wish to visit...please,please and pretty please...respect the remaining residents privacy :)

For more info on Doel:…

Also, I am activist on several causes in addition to Doel.

I love photographing the local and VERY creative street art as well.

Anything else you would like to know about me or my photos..please drop me a line.

And finally some do ask me ;) I have educational background in History with emphasis on WW II and 15th-17th centuries ARt History. Bit of an art nerd if you will.

I will part with a location in my photos if you do the same for me. If you wish to know a location please send me a message. Otherwise, a general location is all I will give in the description other than the more famous ones,of course!! Happy Exploring!

NOTE: To the Benelux folks...I do read & write in Dutch fairly well,but, zero on the French. Be kind :)

Ms. DG

Stamp: I Read BANNED Books by tranimation-art Thanks for visitin by k-neloGimme Coffee by Sadiya.: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-KotOkay to Fav and not Comment by fear-the-brillianceKeep Calm Stamp by Kezzi-RoseSay No To Racism by ZeKRoBzSI Love my watchers by SedmaThank you for the fav by fear-the-brillianceArt theft is a crime by signmeupscottyGrumpy Cat stamp by grossloHello, my name is.. by cfryantDancing Stormtroopers by Mr-StampDisney Cheshire Cat Stamp by TwilightProwlerUnderstand Don't Pity by AmybunbunSo Many Books by LaPurr.LoveLetterLove. by PixieRiotBooks are love... by PixieRiotart helps me relax stamp by wol4ica-stockMind Stamp by jenepooh:thumb468115590:Londy, londy bridge... by PixieRiotLondon by Unhinged-MindLondon stamp by Celle13Love London Stamp by irreplaceablemartinaBritish stamp by Bourbons3Team GB stamp by Bourbons3Union Jack Stamp UK by phantomVictorian Era by Alice-Kana-chanSolemnly - Marauders Stamp by Nesspire
:thumb468115590:Sherlock by AnawielleStark Stamp by Leelian

It's been a long while since I have uploaded a thing due to a number of issues. Rarely do I upload anything from my Instagram account but I am behind with the photos so here you all go. Enjoy. More to follow as soon as possible. 

 Ms DG


Hong Kong and Kowloon from Victoria Peak by palmbook

A very breath taking photo of a very unique city in the world! What works: The nice play of the colours against the night sky of the bu...

Birkenau by guselektrisch

Birkneau is never a easy place to photograph for a number of reasons mostly because it is full of tourists and sad place as well. I do ...

Stamp: I Read BANNED Books by tranimation-art

This is a though-provoking piece despite its tiny size. There is not a book listed that has not at one point or another been banned tha...

Interracial Apples by SnailsLoveTea

This an amazing piece of photography with a very original idea on the concept of race in today's modern world. I give 4 stars for two r...

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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving overgrown Ahooooy Matey!
rsiphotography Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
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MsDeGraeve Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for remembering :) Cheers!
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I love abandonments (sp?) and decaying buildings, too...
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Love the RIP Ray Bradbury Stamp... I am a big fan and have been since childhood!
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Ty for the watch, Stacey!
CanadianRy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Thank you very much for watching!
MsDeGraeve Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!! Actually a rewatch :) dA flipped out...ahahahah
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for watching me :)
MsDeGraeve Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome. dA actually flipped out and unwatched everyone had been for a while. O.o 
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