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Namib Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

In 1908 a railway employee found some interesting rocks nearby the town of Luderitz, in the German South Africa, at the sandy edge of Namib Desert: they were diamonds. Soon, the mining town of Kolmanskop rose from the desert, fueled by the huge wealth of the first diamond miners, built in a pure German town style. At that time, here were extracted 11% of the world diamonds. After the World War I, the diamond field started to decline, and so the fortune of the town: by 1950s, the last families abandoned Kolmanskop. Now, the sands of the deserts reclaimed the town, and invaded the once lavish houses of the diamond miners, leaving an unreal landscape, truly magical. A monument on how temporary is our existence in comparison of the nature itself.

TAGS: Abandoned, Africa, Namibia

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2018
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 30, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7R
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO100
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