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#1 Solitaire

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 21 June 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It has the only petrol station, post office, bakery and general dealer between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay, as well as to the capital Windhoek. Great coffee stop

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/5000 second F/2.8 ISO 200 53 mm

yoshimiparis from France

I really like the brightness of this image
I guess in the desert we see several car bodies.

21 Jun 2018 5:09am

@yoshimiparis: Often see them along the roads, but this place has a large collection of them.

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Amazing image. I guess this is what happens if you miss the petrol station.

21 Jun 2018 5:38am

@Michael Skorulski: Indeed, and it's a long walk anywhere.

badtgv from provence, France


21 Jun 2018 6:05am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Excellent desert scene and atmosphere like in the movie " Bagdad Cafe " !

21 Jun 2018 6:19am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The coast of Walvis bay is magnificent and I saw many seals and birds, one moment of rest after the dunes of Sossuvlei there and before leaving meeting Himbas. I really liked a lot Namibia and thank you to remind it to my memory. This old car partially buried in the sand has beautiful colors and I like its old rusts

21 Jun 2018 6:53am

@By Marie: The coast is wild and beautiful.

Gérard from Allauch, France

Yes ! Stop or die !

21 Jun 2018 7:37am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Too funny,

21 Jun 2018 10:51am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This does not instill a lot of confidence in survival in the desert! Fantastic image and story captured.

21 Jun 2018 1:03pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really photogenic signboard !!

21 Jun 2018 1:25pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A nice point to place this board...Everyone's eyes witll be caught by this pathetic looking automobile and naturally the board !!
Manna from Heaven as they say !

21 Jun 2018 3:22pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I guess this car ran out before it got there :)

21 Jun 2018 5:13pm

@grouser: one of many:) :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

intéressante recherche

21 Jun 2018 6:39pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

The name is well chosen!
And the car too, same colors as the sand in the area!

21 Jun 2018 9:33pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

A beautiful mark.

22 Jun 2018 1:37pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

love this rusty vehicle and dusty landsscape

23 Jun 2018 2:34am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

My personal favourite of all the vehicle shots! And a warning to be very careful there if you don't have a 4 times 4!

25 Jun 2018 7:25am

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1/5000 second
ISO 200
53 mm