Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman's head, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib in southern Namibia. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a tourist destination run by the joint firm Namibia-De Beers.
In 1908 a German railway worker found a diamond while on the job in the area, and soon after, the German Empire declared it a prohibited area and farmed the diamonds. As the diamonds became scarce, the population of the town depleted to the ghost town it is today.
This abandoned mall in Bangkok hides an unlikely secret behind it’s walls: it is home to thousands of fish, which freely roam the mall’s flooded floor. The mall was closed in 1997, and a fire in 1999 left it without a roof.
During the rainy season, the mall quickly flooded with water, which created a perfect environment for a mosquito outbreak in the area. To get rid of them, the locals came up with a great idea – to breed freshwater Catfish and Koi fish in the mall’s water so they could eat the insects.
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...𝗗𝘀𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹 𝗮𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗵𝗹 𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝘁... ◾️
Wenn man hier und da mal aus den Löchern schaut, kann man ungewöhnlich tolle Perspektiven und Motive entdecken. So wie hier, als ich durch einen Schacht gekrochen bin, entdeckte ich eine neue Seite vom Stahlwerk.
Für mich sind solche Orte ein Dschungel aus Stahl und Rost, mit tollen Motiven. ◾️