Daily Archives: April 10, 2014
Day 4, West Africa Cruise – Luderitz, Namibia
Latitude: 26° 38.4852′ S
Longitude: 15° 09.2238′ E
Today we made our first stop on the trip: Luderitz, Namibia.
I had been looking forward to Luderitz for one reason: the Kolmanskopf Ghost Town. I had seen photos taken by other photographers that blew me away. Kolmanskopf is a German diamond mining town just outside of Luderitz that was established in the very early parts of the 20th century and abandoned about 50 years ago. The buildings and some of the furnishings are still in place and are slowly being reclaimed by the desert.
My goal was to get several images of the abandoned buildings, half filled with sand. To that end, I’d say my mission was accomplished.