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*GHOST TOWN, KOLMANSKOP, NAMIBIA:  Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia founded in 1908, when diamonds were discovered in the area. Following WWI, the town went into decline, as the world diamond price fell, + Namibia's producing hub moved to Oranjemund. The town was completely abandoned in 1956, + today the desert is slowly encroaching on the town's remains.

*GHOST TOWN, KOLMANSKOP, NAMIBIA: Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia founded in 1908, when diamonds were discovered in the area. Following WWI, the town went into decline, as the world diamond price fell, + Namibia's producing hub moved to Oranjemund. The town was completely abandoned in 1956, + today the desert is slowly encroaching on the town's remains.

A Piano left to rot in an abandoned asylum.http://www.flickr.com/photos/odins_raven/6256773964/

A Piano left to rot in an abandoned asylum.http://www.flickr.com/photos/odins_raven/6256773964/

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Things left as if the people of the town were just away for a day.

10 fascinating abandoned places

En el pasado la isla de Hashima era rica en carbón, con más de  5000 mineros viviendo ahí. Cuando el petróleo reemplazó al carbon como primera fuente de combustible, la isla fue abandonada.

Los 24 Lugares Abandonados Más Espectaculares Del Mundo

En el pasado la isla de Hashima era rica en carbón, con más de 5000 mineros viviendo ahí. Cuando el petróleo reemplazó al carbon como primera fuente de combustible, la isla fue abandonada.

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