Wlotzkas Baken - The Fishermen Houses

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When you are almost near Swakopmund, following the road of the coast frm Hentiesbaai, just in the middle ofthe desert, you see some colours on the horizon. There, you'll find the most strange village you'll probably see in your life

Wlotzkas Baken is quite difficult to see on the maps. The surroundings are just desert and some old lichen fields, nothing else. Vast lichen fields and the extraordinary Welwitschia mirabilis are unique attractions. The ocean hits the coast so hard that you can find some shipwrecks all along the beach. But what is really interesting for me and maybe for lots of lomographers is the little holiday village itself. The roads are marked with stones and each house has its own water tank. The village is isolated during most part of the year but during the summer, all the houses are full of fishermen.

Each house has a different colour. Maybe they did this not to forget their own house. I loved this place, but just to get lost during some hours. In case you don’t like fishing, the only thing you can do is to take pictures of the houses. That’s what I did. It’s a pity we were so pressed for time (have I written this?), NO, our driver was so pressed for time to arrive to Swakopmund that I could shoot all the houses. Each one was GREAT!

written by disdis on 2009-10-10 in #world #locations #namibia #africa #desert #village #disdis #houses #holiday #coast #colours #fisherman

5 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Holly f**k ! This is insane ! Was it really on earth ? Incredible shots of an improbable location !

  2. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    What a wonderfull destination for a lomographer ! So lovely ! Thank you disdis for sharing this !

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Wow I want to go there...Super gallery congrats disdis!

  4. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    the fed's shots are great with awesome colours :) nice done !

  5. spaetow
    spaetow ·

    The houses don't belong to fishermen. They belong to holidaymakers (who happen to enjoy fishing from shore). How do I know? Because one of the houses is ours. :-)

    Wlotzkas Baken is an awesome little place. 110 houses, almost everyone knows each other. Thanks for the memories.

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