Over the last ten years I've noticed small rock Cairns popping up all over Namibia, especially in the desert areas - on the verges of remote gravel roads and at popular Tourist spots.
It seems that they're mostly built by Visitors intent on leaving a little bit of themselves in the Desert.
Some people may say that they spoil the landscape but personally, up to now, I don't find them to be an eyesore - I enjoy the surprise of finding them.
A large Cairn built near the uncompleted house mentioned in this post.
Some structures are quite creative, like this one on the edge of the Fish River Canyon.
They do serve their purpose because I often stop and wonder about the Unknown Travellers who built them - come to think of it, I've never seen anyone actually building a Cairn ... maybe ...
The sides of a hill near the Ai-Ais Hot Springs are covered with about fifty small Cairns, painted white.
I'd love to know the story behind them because their construction was obviously a concerted effort by a large group of people.
Star Wars Cairns
I often feel the urge to build a small Cairn but, I haven't found the 'Right Spot' yet - I guess I could argue that I have already built one and that I'm living in it ... :)
This gigantic Cairn was built by some creative Road Builder during the construction of the Aus - Rosh Pinah road a few years ago.
A finely-balanced Cairn - one of my favourites.