Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop

stumbling through an abandoned ghost town in the Sperrgebiet, Namib Desert

Location: 

Kolmanskop, Namibia

Duration: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Kolmanskop: once a very rich, but small mining town
  2. Ghost town: abandoned and slowly claimed back by nature
  3. Sperrgebiet: restricted mining area in the southern Namib Desert
  4. Buildings: hospital, school, theatre, casino, ice factory and more
  5. Transportation: used to hold the first tram in Africa!

Image sources

  1. Dry Bathroom
  2. Indoor Dunes
  3. Old Ice Factory
  4. Kolmanskop
  5. Large house

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