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August 03, 2010

Namib Desert — Indoors

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Inspired by a magazine article he read about abandoned diamond mines in Namibia, 

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photographer Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes wanted to learn more. 

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In the article he had only stumbled across one picture of Kolmanskop,

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a now-ghost town in southern Namibia that had once been a rich mining village. 

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Online he found a treasure trove of interesting photos

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and at that moment promised himself that he would one day experience the Namib desert for himself. 

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He would see with his very own eyes how the desert sands had reclaimed their space.

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When he got there, he found "the beauty in the abandoned, of the useless, of the time passing by." 

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Left at the mercy of the Namib desert,

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the winds had filled the rooms of the deserted buildings with sand. 

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The diamond village that had once been thriving was now more like a surreal dream.

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[via Milena and PDN]

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Wow, it looks like a post apocalyptic study!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 3, 2010 5:20:13 PM

I love the little hopper mouse and lizard tracks in the sand!

Posted by: Mary Sue | Aug 3, 2010 3:31:13 PM

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