At least, that's what I imagine the sales ad for this building would say. The way the rubble is stacked just-so, the bars on the windows have warped, the unique roof line - how can you not just fall in love with this building? It is ocean front property after all.
The building is one of many that are in a state of disrepair in the town of Lüderitz. A small harbor town of 12,000+ people, it's a mix of colonial style buildings interspersed with abandoned buildings. I guess it's sort of like a small scale, Namibian version of bankrupt Detroit? Don't take it the wrong way though, it's a nice little town, with the benefit of being located relatively near the ghost town of Kolmanskop.
Arriving in the late afternoon, navigating my way to my hotel, I passed a nice little road sign that warned of cars driving off the road and directly into the ocean. I tried to avoid doing that, as the hotel literally juts out a bit from land. Looking down from my room, the water line was only a few feet away from the edge of the hotel. So amazing after driving through the country for 4 days to finally reach the ocean!
Abandoned building in Lüderitz.