Luderitz is a fantastically windswept and desolate little place, gateway to the Diamond Coast.
Originally valued by German colonialists for its strategic location as a port, the town reached the attention of the world when diamonds were discovered here in 1908. The ensuing rush was legendary, with prospectors inspired by true tales of hidden valleys whose surfaces were quite literally strewn with the gems.
The lure of the diamond fields remains to this day, albeit as a tourist attraction, centred on the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop and supplemented by some excellent guided expeditions into the previously forbidden areas.
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leo61 (0) 2013-02-12 11:40
A great shot from Namibia,
not the famous Himba people , but a wonderful view at this street with these colorful houses.
Great colors and contrast.
Very well seen and managed.
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-12 11:59
Nice colourful houses taken from a good angle, light is perfectly captured, tfs.
lrkelman (57) 2013-02-12 12:19
A colourful image and not what I expected of Namibia---thank you for showing us a different and colourful side of the country---Lynne
rogerl (750) 2013-02-12 12:41
Beautifully clear and well-composed shot. It looks like it could be somewhere in Europe - I'm surprised to find it in Namibia. Wonderful colors, and well-exposed to bring out their contrasts.
divail (7227) 2013-02-12 19:04
Je reconnais la belle maison bleue postée hier. Elles sont plus belles les unes que les autres. Quel éclat. On a même droit au clocher en arrière plan. C'est très joli.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-12 22:41
Très belle photo de ces façades lumineuses et très colorées bien cadrées dans ce format carré.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-12 22:44
Spectacular line of colored houses. A splendid urban view, well taken.
Have a fine day.
dta (51454) 2013-02-12 23:59
Hello Kris ,
Superb angle of view chosen to place the bell tower perfectly between the roofs . Splendid colorful architecture .
Thanks for the share .
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-13 9:20
great colors work very much as an eye catching factor in your photo and for a moment one can reckon this is almost row of dolls houses. I like different shapes of the building and the slope they seems to be located. Great perspective and composition.
Well given sharpness and very good light management.
Thanks for sharing
vjmite (3220) 2013-03-01 3:29
This a wonderfully colorful photo, nicely composed with the church spire in the background. It must be strange to see this little piece of Germany in the desert of Africa.