Doorways Through Time

Tony and the Diamond Mine

The night after I took this photo, I had a very strange set of things happen. The diamond mines are still very active around here, and I ended up in a bar with a guy named Tony that was the manager of the mine here. He wore a very stylish hat. Me, Rene, and Curtis all ended up back in his suite where the party started to get super, well, unreliable. We ended up getting the hell out of there, but not before Tony gave us his hat as a sign of gratitude and sorrow.

Remind me to tell the full story some time!

Daily Photo – Doorways Through Time

Here in the abandoned diamond mining town called Lüderitz, I found a cool old house where every room was painted differently. The color choices all went so nicely together, and they seem to go even better as time ticks along. You can see some of the sand that has come in from the sand dunes below at the bottom. All the rooms to the left are almost completely full of sand, and that is blocking a lot of the sand from getting in here.

Doorways Through Time

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-09-20 08:58:36
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

  • Kaci Balfany

    Kolmanskop! I saw a documentary about this. It was a german mining town, the diamonds were literally on top of the sand. Once the diamonds were picked up, it was turned into a hospital that housed the first x-ray machine in South Africa. Which, cruelly, was used to see if any of the miners and slaves were swallowing diamonds to smuggle for their own wealth. (I’m assuming it was mostly slaves. The punishments were cruel.

  • TheloniousGonzo

    Hold the phone! You’re in a room with a dude that owns a diamond mine .. and the party starts to get sketchy … and … you leave? These are the moments you dream about brah. You can’t leave that party. You see, this is why you need me Trey. I’d have kept you in that room.

  • susan ratcliff

    Wonderful photo! Funny story 🙂

  • haha yes – you should have been there!

  • thanks all! 🙂

  • Pixl8tr

    Hahah Fun Times, Trey, You forgot to say that the reason you went with Tony in the first place is you drank the Hotel bar dry .. With help from Team Awesome.

  • Rene Smith

    Hahaha oh man that night could have had so many different endings! ‘Received stylish hat’ was probably one of the better ones! And most obvious…

  • haha omg

  • So true! haha

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