Kolmanskop, Namibia  Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World

Kolmanskop, Namibia Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.

Kolmanskop in Namibia  Abandoned diamond mining town which is being taken over by the desert

Kolmanskop in Namibia Abandoned diamond mining town which is being taken over by the desert

Dilapidated buildings in Kolmanskop.

Dilapidated buildings in Kolmanskop.

Learning Something Every Day: Aus, Luderitz, Kolmanskop

Learning Something Every Day: Aus, Luderitz, Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop hospital

Kolmanskop hospital

Kolmanskop, Namibia | Ghost Town | Abandoned Diamond Mining Town

Kolmanskop, Namibia | Ghost Town | Abandoned Diamond Mining Town

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