Sands Of Time

File this under places I would give my eyeteeth to visit. These photographs by Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes enters abandoned houses in the Namib Desert to reveal a serene lost world being reclaimed by nature. Komanskuppe was formerly the site of a diamond mine and these dwellings were built by German colonists--hints of their style remain in the blue-tinged walls and printed tile and border details. When the mines stopped being prosperous all the inhabitants moved on to other homes and now only a ghost town remains. The homes have been transformed into surreal landscapes that look like something out of a dream.