I used to keep a travel blog called Vicarious Vistas. It was the first site that I attempted to port over to WordPress and I was frustrated by the process so it remains far from complete. There’s a shell of it still alive – basically just a front page – that you can see here. It was mostly active from 2004 to 2009, a timespan that saw me living in first South Korea then Namibia. Some day I’ll get it up and running again.
Recently, I’ve been contemplating renewing the site – digging up the old content and posting it along with newer content from my year living in South Africa and, more recently, Malaysia.
Along the way, I’ve been going through thousands of photos. From my time in Namibia, I started to notice a theme. I had a lot of pictures of abandoned cars. This isn’t all of them, but it’s the majority. These were almost exclusively taken in Ohangwena, Namibia between 2007 and 2009.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce you to the abandoned cars of Ohangwena:
And one bonus, an abandoned fishing vessel north of Swakopmund, Namibia (AKA the Skeleton Coast)