Dutch photographer Patrick Van Dam took these photos of abandoned or incomplete Greek villas not too long after the country’s economic crisis.

This photo series will take its audience to different Greek islands where the development and sales of villa’s and hotels have been postponed because of the economic crisis. These bone-like, concrete structures are far from being completed. Some have already waited years for financial aid. Which most likely will not happen anytime soon.

The projects were developed on the most wonderful and unique locations. On hillsides with breathtaking sea views or on mountains surrounded by olive trees, enclosed with privacy and serenity.

The architectural lines combined with the ash-grey concrete structures are an attractive contrast against the rough, red-coloured rocks, the warm yellow high grass and the olive green bushes and trees. This almost abstract scenery shows a unique synergy between architecture and nature. It creates a new and intriguing landscape in which failure, poverty and hopelessness are easily forgotten.

ᔥ Deserted Places