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Kolmanskop, Namibia

The famed ghost town of Namibia is an eerie and haunting place.

Since the whole place was abandoned in the middle of the 20th century, the homes have slowly crumbled and the various municipal buildings have dilapidated.

It was not always the case: Kolmanskop was once one of the richest towns in the country; famed for its diamond boom – they say the sparkling jewels were just lying on the ground here in the 1900s! At its height, the spot had its very own school, fire station and ice factory.

Today though, its empty shell is visited by hundreds of tourists a year, who come to see the abandoned way of life and snap photos of the spooky emptiness.

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