This small desert town in Southern Namibia was built with diamond money in the early 20th century and was noted for its debauchery. But when the nearby mine stopped producing sparklers after World War 1, the folks moved out and by the 1950s the town was deserted. Sand and lots of it moved in. One needs a permit from the nearby town of Luderitz to visit it. Nonetheless the towns eerie buildings, now half-buried in the desert, proved popular with tourists.