Salt in the desert


Somewhere in the so called Skeleton Coast of Namibia little handcrafted tables line up along the gravel road, that goes straight through the isolated desert. Every table has a little can with a slit to put money in. No one is to be seen for miles in that area, except the tourist cars which speed along to the next town. After two kilometers of little lined up tables the monotone desert landscape changes for a few meters. On each side of the highway a private road goes to a few houses. The buildings are mostly in bad shape or complete ruins. They belong to the Gecko foundation that extracts salt in that area. I found the little tables extremely intriguing and was surprised that all of them were unattended.

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