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an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia
February 18, 2015

House of Sand

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on a hill outside the main village. “I was amazed by what I saw inside, the purity of the sand that was untouched for years, maybe decades,” writes Your Shot member Romain Veillon, who was shooting Pomona and nearby Kolmanskop for a photography project. “This picture always makes me wonder about the story of the people who used to live there—and what they were thinking when they were looking at this incredible view.”

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Photograph by Romain Veillon, National Geographic Your Shot

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