“Weathered” is the theme of Word Press’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Maybe you’ve read my post about our visit to the diamond ghost town Kolmanskop in Namibia that we visited last summer. There was nothing more “weathered” as these hundred year old buidings that are being slowly consumed by the Namib desert. So an easy choice for the challenge. For my collection of “weathered” detailed photos of the ghost town continue after the jump…
I wish you all an awesome weekend with plenty of sunshine!
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That’s breathtaking 😍
Thanks, so much appreciated! Marcus
These are beautiful and bleak. Great work
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Thanks 🙂 ! Marcus
Great photos !!
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Great photos. The sand on the floor and the old sink are my favourites.
Thanks, Suzanne, glad you like the photos :-)! Have a great weekend! Marcus
You captured weathered beautifully
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Great take on the them Marcus! That must have been a sight to see in the desert! 🙂
Thanks, Amy, glad you like the photos! And yes, visiting the ghost town was an awesome experience!
Interesting to see more of your desert collection, Marcus. That weathered ceiling was striking in its lines and textures. 🙂
Thank you so much, Olga, appreciate your feedback! Marcus
I love weathered shots. I have such an obsession with weathered dead trees on coasts, not sure if that’s strange… but the shapes are incredible
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Beautiful yet devastatingly tragic.
Thanks for commenting! Tragic when you think of all the stories of the people who worked and lived under this conditions more than hundred years ago.
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These are really interesting photos, I shared this post on Twitter.
Thanks so much for sharing, so much appreciated! Marcus
That is amazing how the desert is reclaiming the building. Great images!
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Marcus, truly so.
Thanks, Tim, glad you like the photos! Marcus
I did and you’re welcome.
Very cool. Loved it as always my friend.
Thanks, my friend, your kind words mean so much, as always! Marcus
Of course Marcus. Hugs
Beautiful photos Marcus, it’s amazing how nature takes back what is hers, so very quickly 🙂
Thanks, Lynne, much appreciated! Although you can debate whether 100 years is “quickly” 😉
Well maybe not so quickly, but she is taking it back, as she will anything given the chance 🙂
Fascinating images. Particularly like the one with the staircase and the sandy floor…quite surreal. The desert reclaims what was man-made. How transient human life really is…
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Nikita, so much appreciated! Marcus
A beautiful collection of photos! I have a soft spot for decrepit, abandoned buildings so I really love these shots. Have a great weekend, Mikki 🙂
Thanks, Mikki, your kind words are always so much appreciated! Glad I touched your “soft spot” ;-). But this place in the desert is truly magic! Have a great weekend, wherever you are 😉 ! Marcus
Your images are absolutely stunning, Marcus. Seen through your eyes, even desolation and decay are beautiful! 🙂
Thanks for those wonderful words, Heide! Marcus
Wow! That house has seen some weather!
Thanks for commenting, Joseph!
Great set of weathered images, Marcus! Love that first one….
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Sums up the weathered theme extremely well Marcus. Have a great weekend!
Thanks, Marion, glad you like them! Hope you have a great weekend too! Marcus
Wonderful! Also the dryness and well preservedness of it all.
Thanks, Peter, this desert ghost town is truly a fascinating place! Marcus
Wow to the sand filled floors!! That’s amazing to see! Isn’t it ironic how beautiful destruction can be? I read once that we would be astonished at how fast nature and the earth would return to balance if humans were no longer part of the equation. “Time and tide wait for no man” as they say…
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Michelle! Yes, that town is amazing. How much history is buried in that sand. I remember seeing a series on Nat Geo TV about how our earth would look when we are gone and nature reclaims what we leave behind. Fascinating! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Marcus
Very nice photos, striking in their capture of the theme.
Wonderful captures of an amazing place. Especially liked the doorknob. Great choice for the week
Thanks, Gina, for your kind words! Marcus
Great photos! Truly being swallowed by the desert. Some of the wood and metal designs are still looking nice. Have a fine weekend Marcus. 👍🏻
Thanks, John, much appreciated! Have a good weekend yourself! Marcus
Time snd elements have accomplished their work. Nice!
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Great photos. What an interesting, very weathered, place!
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The sand in the house is really something…
You can’t get much more weathered than this. Great collection for this week’s theme.
Thanks, Carol, so much appreciated! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Marcus