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Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town

April 8, 2014  —  Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia

Kolmanskuppe is an old diamond mining town. The town once had a casino, a bowling alley and a theatre. However, the town was abandoned after the First World War when the price of diamond dropped.

Nowadays, the town is preserved as a ghost town for tourists. Mining operations have started again in the region, but housing developments have been made in other areas.

Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia

Even though the town is quite touristy, it is always possible to find a place without any of them and take some nice pictures. With the sand cumulating in some house rooms, the ambience is superb.

A photograph like me can take thousands of shots in a day.

Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
One of the houses has been restored.
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
The restored house has become a museum.
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Sunlight is filtering through the roof.
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia
Kolmanskuppe Ghost Town - Namibia