An Eerily-Illuminated Room

Published February 3, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
An Illuminated Abandoned Town

Source: The SCP Foundation,

Taken in an abandoned room within Kolmanskop, Namibia, the sand-ridden city’s roots date back to 1908, when a black worker discovered the site’s abundance of diamonds and alerted his superior. Westerners quickly exploited the resources, however upon discovering it was indeed finite got out of Dodge–or rather Kolmanskop–quickly. What remains today is not wealth or diamonds but architectural shells filled with sand.

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