Kolmanskop was a thriving diamond mining community in the early 1900s, abandoned for over 60 years now. A few of the buildings are swept out and kept in tact so visitors can get a sense of what the homes were like. The rest, however, are open and subject to the whims of the wind and sand, both relentless. The colours and textures are wonderful. At times the sand fills half the room. Opportunities for capturing nostalgia abound. Abstraction is available everywhere.