A window on history

The abandoned diamond mining towns of south west Namibia have been claimed by the Namib desert.

The 'Namib' means 'the vast nothingness'. An apt description for this windblown, sand-filled and waterless wasteland.

The towns are sinking into the sands. Once prosperous, now all the souls that knew them have gone.

Silence is golden

Silence is golden


If one can hear the pounding drum of silence, then this is the place:

Silent clouds parade over the march of silent hills.

An empty well aches to hear a drop. 

The ticking fence, waits, breathless.