Nature takes it back in Kolmanskop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Craig Heath   
Saturday, 07 May 2011 09:56

 

 

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Southern part of Namibia, situated approx. 20km inland from the sea town of Luderitz.

In 1908 the town of Luderitz was the place to be if you had the capital and crew to mine diamonds. Within 2 years a new town was born complete with hospital, bowling alley, school, casino and some very plush residential accommodation in a sandy and very windy desert.

During the 50's the town was deserted and Nature began to take back what was theirs. Soon solid materials began to rust and disintegrate leaving this town open to the elements and the Ghost Town was born!

Today some of the buildings have been restored and information is displayed about the mining activity and some interesting stories of diamond theft.

Kolmanskop is definitely a place to visit if you in the area. To view some more images of this interesting place go to the Collections section on my site.

Cheers.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2011 18:04
 

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