Namibian ghost-town turning back into sand-dunes

Seen today on Boing Boing, strange and beautiful photos:

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Namibian ghost-town turning back into sand-dunes: "Check out these haunting and beautiful photos and video of the abandoned Namibian town of Kolmanskop, a ghost-town that is turning back into sand-dunes.

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port of Luderitz. In 1908, Luederitz was plunged into diamond fever and people rushed into the Namib desert hoping to make an easy fortune. Within two years, a town, complete with a casino, school, hospital and exclusive residential buildings, was established in the barren sandy desert.

But shortly after the drop in diamond sales after the First World War, the beginning of the end started. During the 1950's the town was deserted and the dunes began to reclaim what was always theirs.

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(via Neatorama)

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(Via Boing Boing.)

Rija Ménagé

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