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!
My Friend Azurblue Personally Azurblue had to be interviewed for My Friend blog. She was the first person who liked one of my pictures when I was already in love with her faboulous coloured pictures and her great locations. Maybe that's why I consider Azurblue one of my favorite lomographers.
Solitaire Where you can find life in the middle of the desert and the thirsty car finally breathes.
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