Let’s build a sandcastle – Stunning pictures of abandoned diamond mine flooded by sand

These stunning photographs show an abandoned diamond mine being taken over by an abundance of sand.

The photographs show several rooms and even a bath tub being flooded by sand – making the history completely unrecognisable.

This collection of pictures was taken by David Swindler along the B4 corridor between Luderitz and Aus in Namibia.

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

David, 38, said: “Some German immigrants first started coming to this area in the late 1800’s and worked on constructing a rail line into the interior of the country.

“During the construction they found diamonds – but after residents left their homes due to another diamond deposit being found in the south in 1928, eventually the desert reclaimed the town and sand started filling the homes.

“The town of Kolmanskop was larger than I initially thought – many of the buildings aren’t full of sand.

“The town had such a feeling of being forgotten – it’s such a unique spot in the world where you can see ruins like this.”

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY David Swindler / CATERS NEWS