The Namib Desert Indoors (12 photos)

Inspired by an article he read about abandoned diamond mines in Namibia, photographer Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés wanted to learn more. In his magazine he had only stumbled across one picture of Kolmanskop, a now ghost town in southern Namibia that had once been a rich mining village. Online he found a treasure trove of interesting photos and at that moment promised himself that he would one day experience the Namib desert for himself. He would see with his very own eyes how the desert sands' had reclaimed its space.

When he got there, he found "the beauty in the abandoned, of the useless, of the time passing by." Left at the mercy of the Namib desert, the winds had filled the rooms of the deserted buildings with sand. The diamond village that had once been thriving was now more like a surreal dream.

via PDN

Story and photos courtesy of Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes.

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Comment by marguerite on March 15, 2011 at 11:40pm
Even in it's destruction, nature turns everything into beauty.
Comment by David Roach on November 29, 2010 at 9:17am
Great pictures - real art!
Comment by César Rafael García Morales on August 1, 2010 at 6:52pm
increible el articulo y las fotos son exorbitantes de verdad

amazing i love this article i expect more articles like this one jaja
Comment by Walter Dean on July 30, 2010 at 3:21am
I will always admire the inevitability of nature's prowess over us. This is beautiful stuff. I think of Tarkovsky's movies. Thanks for these images!
Comment by Dude_on_a_lion on July 30, 2010 at 1:28am
It isnt wallpaper, it's paint. Here in Africa we find it cheaper and easier to paint :)
Comment by Martin on July 30, 2010 at 12:42am
Love the footprints of small desert animals in the sand.
Comment by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 12:10am
Looks unreal. Very cool!
Comment by JK Gerali on July 29, 2010 at 10:49pm
wow amazing! Love some of the wall paper too!
Comment by maria diego on July 29, 2010 at 5:28pm
lo amo!!
Comment by sAm on July 29, 2010 at 3:50pm
Incredible!!
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