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Explore Echos of the Past in Kolmanskop

In a remote coastal location across the vast Namib Desert in Western Namibia lies the deserted diamond town of Kolmanskop slowly sinking beneath the endless dunes of the Skeleton coast, creating some of the most amazingly unique & photogenic scenes

By: Adrien Patanè + Save to a List

Kolmanskop was a once bustling diamond town built on the fringe of the vast and never-ending Namib desert & Skeleton Coast of Namibia, what remains is a stunning, unique & temporal photographic world of contrast & light.

Wandering about empty and decrepit yet inviting buildings is a truly unique experience, everywhere you look the echos of the past remain from boiler rooms & rusty machinery to detailed patterns of curling wallpaper  

Nowhere else can you visibly see the temporal nature of human development, with the sands of the desert consuming a once bustling town

Yet in some ways, time stands still here with the remnants of schools, churches & elaborate houses...

Reflected light, contrasts & patterns create a spellbinding atmosphere

Life as art so very much applies here...

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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