Welwitschia Plains   desert current

  

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a glimpse

 

glimpse: MOON MAGNET | I’ve heard the designation “Moon Landscape” a couple of times over the years, wondering who on earth would really know what qualifies as such. Anyways, for lack of having seen the original, I took whoever’s word for it and presumed that this little known natural delight outside Swakopmund in Namibia somewhat resembles the surface of our satellite. One thing is for certain: Upon looking at it from the view point, the lunar landscape drew us into its otherworldly depths just like the moon’s tidal force persuades the oceans and the gravity was of a magnitude that made us wander off without even locking the car.

glimpse: CLIMBING TOWARDS THE SUN | Conquering the summit of Big Daddy Dune in the Namib Desert is one of the steepest climbs I've ever come across. There were moments when we crawled up on all fours like bugs, with our feet paddling in the sand and sinking ever deeper with each step. The sun was just rising behind the vast dune and drew us near like a magnet. Most of all because we knew that soon the heat would make our endeavor unbearable.

one day after the accident, one day before it went up in flames

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near Solitaire

 

near Solitaire   when the rain paints barren lands green

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Shipwreck Coast / The Day the Seals Were Dead
story lived, yet to be written
Inland / When Your Car Is on Fire in Front of Dune 35 – Debating Cause, Effect and Drawing a Line
story lived, yet to be written
Windhoek / Hostel Chronicals – the Paths That Led Us Here
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Shipwreck Coast / The Day the Seals Were Dead

story lived

yet to be written

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Inland / When Your Car Is on Fire in Front of Dune 35 – Debating Cause, Effect and Drawing a Line

story lived

yet to be written

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Windhoek / Hostel Chronicles – the Paths That Led Us Here

story lived

yet to be written

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elsewhere

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in Africa

Botswana
delta marvels
Ethiopia
Sub-Saharan otherness
Morocco
maze for the feet & senses
Rwanda
miniature giant
South Africa
tales of beauty & disparity
Uganda
vast lakes & tiny houses
Zambia
greenery & mighty falls
Zimbabwe
ancient story on a beautiful stage
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Spain

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