Roads to nowhere – through the late nineties into the 21st century the ‘holiday home’ market in Cyprus was booming! Whole estates planned, roads and infrastructure installed, ready for the overseas buyers wanting their slice of sun away from home.
Then the 2008 global financial crisis was followed by the collapse of the Greek economy and vast swaths of building projects were cancelled.
These ‘roads to nowhere’ still exist, complete with lighting and access drop curbs.
Dotted across the country of Greek Cyprus there are roadside shrines dedicated to the dead. Taking the form of Greek Orthodox churches they are visited every evening for candle lighting and memorial to the persons, often pictured.
While driving between Polis and Pafos during this years earlier trip to Cyprus, we came across the beautiful village of Pano Androes. With its central church and communal mail boxes, here are a couple of the image.
On R&R in Cyprus presently and I can’t help but bring my deadpan documentary tendencies with me. Also a sucker for non-place as usual