Creepy Kolmanskop, Ghost Town
There is a slowly sinking city in the desert of southern Namibia, Africa, a ghost town called Kolmanskop. In the 1900s, diamonds were discovered just sitting upon the sand, waiting to be found, so people from all over the world with diamond fever flocked from the port of Lüderitz to the once desolated lonely desert. Kolmanskop became a mining town, but after the First World War when diamonds sales dropped, the sand-clearing squad failed to show up. That was the beginning of the end; Kolmanskop turned into a ghost town being buried by sand and trapped in time.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2013-02-03 8:34
A bit of a break from your recent outdoor desert shots to bring us one of the desert coming indoors here, Kris. I've recently been teaching my students about the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s, when dust storms in the midwest literally covered communities; this could be a scene from that as well. Very well documented decay here, and shooting through the door adds nice sense of scope as well as providing a color shift. Thanks!
divail (8330) 2013-02-03 18:25
Une autre belle photo. Les couleurs et la lumières sont particulièrement réussis. On ne s'attend pas à voir du sable au sol, ni une porte verte plus loin. J'aime les surprises.
Curious_Eye (1000) 2013-02-04 5:51
Hello again, Kris,
This is an interesting, albeit somewhat eerie, image. A great composition, with almost a mirroring effect of the two rooms. I like the colours, the light, and your POV in particular. TFS the story of this place!
- Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) (7322)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon P7100
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 3:43