A Treasured Desert (in Black & White)

A follow-up to my previous post on the treasures of the old diamond towns in the Namib Desert;  although the colours are never-ending, the B&W prospects are mind-blowing in this harsh environment.

 A "museum" that belongs in a museum - the structure was first used as a mortuary in Swakopmund before being moved to Conception Water as a police station during the diamond mining years.  Restored today by the Windhoek Underwater Club it houses hundreds of old artifacts left behind by the miners after the mining was abandoned in the early 1930s.

A "museum" that belongs in a museum - the structure was first used as a mortuary in Swakopmund before being moved to Conception Water as a police station during the diamond mining years.  Restored today by the Windhoek Underwater Club it houses hundreds of old artifacts left behind by the miners after the mining was abandoned in the early 1930s.

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 Shadows and shapes, light and lines.

Shadows and shapes, light and lines.

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 Skeletons, man-made.

Skeletons, man-made.

 Sand erosion on wood

Sand erosion on wood

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 Maybe... just maybe there some left :-)

Maybe... just maybe there some left :-)