Photographer's Note

The desert is reclaiming the old mining town of Kolmanskop which was founded around 1908 when the first diamond was discovered there.

This once thriving town is now a ghost town abandoned long ago when people found more riches elsewhere.

All that inhabits it now are the ghosts and the sand.

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Additional Photos by Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1333 W: 52 N: 2530] (15058)
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