A doorway half-buried by sand in Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop: a German ghost town in the Namibian desert.

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Romain Veillon

An abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia

An abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia.

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Romain Veillon

In its heyday, Kolmanskop was home to some 700 German families

In its heyday, Kolmanskop was home to some 700 German families.

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Romain Veillon

Residents abandoned the town quickly, leaving many possessions behind

Residents abandoned the town quickly, leaving many possessions behind.

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Romain Veillon

Kolmanskop had many amenities for the era, including electricity

Kolmanskop had many amenities for the era, including electricity.

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Romain Veillon

There was even a swimming pool

There was even a swimming pool.

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Romain Veillon

Over the years, the desert has reclaimed many of the buildings

Over the years, the desert has reclaimed many of the buildings.

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Romain Veillon

Veillon worked from sunrise to sunset to get the light just right.

Veillon worked from sunrise to sunset to get the light just right.

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Romain Veillon

Veillon calls his Kolmanskop photos "The Sands of Time"

Veillon calls his Kolmanskop photos "The Sands of Time."

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Romain Veillon

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