There are some neat looking buildings here. Kinda reminds me of here in the US is several spots.
Originally posted on CNN Photos:
While traveling in Greece, Dutch photographer Patrick van Dam noticed unfinished buildings and homes spotting the countryside. They looked spectacular, he said, but they didn’t look like they’d be finished anytime soon.
Plants were creeping in on the structure sides. Stray dogs and squatters, not the owners, were calling them “home.”
He had seen the photographs of people in despair due to the financial crisis in Greece, but he hadn’t seen this kind of structural beauty that had been born in the country’s troubles.
“We have a big tragedy, a crisis, and still I can see the beauty of it in these unfinished houses,” he said.
With the Greek economy in a long and painful lull, hopeful homeowners have had to abandon their dreams and watch time wear down the frameworks of their future homes.
Landowners had borrowed money and had a mortgage to start building. Then the banks dried…
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