February 9, 2015

Monday Geology Picture: Kolmanskop from Above

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Kolmanskop from above #1, February 2015.

Kolmanskop from above #1, February 2015.

Apologies for the short hiatus in my blogging. I’ve been travelling and generally very busy with work these past two weeks. However, I have another “Geology Word of the Week” post coming up soon, so stay tuned!

Today I want¬†to share another view of the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop. I’m currently in Namibia for business, and I flew over Kolmanksop earlier today and managed to snap a few aerial pictures of the town with my phone. I previously visited Kolmanskop on the ground, and I shared some pictures here and here.¬†However, I like these aerial views of Kolmanskop. They show the small buildings surrounded by a sea of sand, with the real sea sparkling blue on the horizon.

Kolmanksop from above #1, February 2015.

Kolmanksop from above #2, February 2015.

Kolmanskop from above #3, February 2015.

Kolmanskop from above #3, February 2015.