Kolmanskop / Namibia´s Ghost Town

Kolmanskop, an eerie ghost town in the southern Namib desert, is what remains of a diamond boom in the early 1900´s. Now abandoned, the desert is slowly taking it back. Though the arid desert sands have been creeping into every corner of the buildings, the lack of moisture means that organic material actually won´t decompose as fast as they normally would. Tristan Edsall’s photos are particularly striking because one can see just how dramatically the desert is moving into the city. They’re part of a set covering his entire journey through Namibia last year.

You can read more about Kolmanskop here. Enjoy!

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By: Sigve Aspelund
14.07.2015