Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés captured these beautiful images in Kolmanskop, a town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, which was once a rich diamond mining village. Within a 40 year span the town lived, flourished and then died. Richer diamond deposits were discovered further south, operations were moved, and the desert sands reclaimed their space.
The images are haunting and gorgeous.
Found via Honestly WTF.