Shutterbug Photo of the Day: "Door" by Andrei Duman

"Door," ©2014AndreiDumanPhotography

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this beautiful, ghostly image by Andrei Duman. The photo is a shot of a door in Kolmanskop, a German ghost town in the Namib Desert in southern Namibia, Africa.

The town was once the heart of a diamond rush in the 1900s that drew hordes of German miners. But when the diamond fields dried up after World War I, the miners left the town and it was abandoned in 1954. In the years since, the town has become gradually consumed by the surrounding desert.

You can see a larger version of Duman's image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery here.

You can see more of Duman's photos on his website.

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