© Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes
In 1908, the town of Kolmanskop in southern Namibia had become a profitable gold mine. Once the resources were exhausted, it was abandoned in 1954 and homes, hospitals, theaters, and factory buildings were left at the mercy of the Namib desert. Since then, the winds have filled the rooms of these deserted buildings with sand. See more from this series and more of Alvaro Sanchez-Montañes’s work here.