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Kolmanskop, Namibia  Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.

Kolmanskop, Namibia Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.

In Namibia, Africa, the ghost town Kolmanskop is slowly sinking, being buried by sand to be trapped in time. Photo by Michiel Van Balen.  Posted by Florence Fontaine.

In Namibia, Africa, the ghost town Kolmanskop is slowly sinking, being buried by sand to be trapped in time. Photo by Michiel Van Balen. Posted by Florence Fontaine.

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