Dreams of new homes abandoned in Greece

There are some neat looking buildings here. Kinda reminds me of here in the US is several spots.

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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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Link-O-Rama: Gonzalez 'praying' steroids list comes out

Calls have been spotty for some time.


* Recently retired Luis Gonzalez said yesterday that he’s “hoping and praying” the full list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 is revealed because “I’m hoping I get a lot of apologies when that list comes out.”
“I’m really one of those other 500 guys in the league that hopes that list comes out so I can walk around and nobody whispers behind my back, saying that he did it that year.” By “that year” he means 2001, when Gonzalez hit 57 homers at the age of 33 after never topping 31 before or after.
* Last night at Dodger Stadium a remote-control airplane flew above the field before crashing into a fence next to the Diamondbacks’ dugout. Amusingly, players had vastly different reactions to the odd situation.
Matt Kemp said: “That was tight, I liked that. That stayed in the air for a cool two…

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The train that passes by my room

I am glad I am somewhat of a train buff and they are not horn happy at night


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Wow this is sad.

This is very common crowed area in both Ukrainian and Russian Airports.



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Snow In Atlanta. WOW. It is actually sticking some.

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Talking about 2010-12-25 (by Eye-Fi) (12 photos), by Ed Slaughter



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