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Re: Nevada's "BURNING MAN" festival

Looks intersting. I wouldn't mind going once, but not spending the night there.

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Re: Nevada's "BURNING MAN" festival

Well, New Mexico has Zozobra Festival Sept.4

https://burnzozobra.com/

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Re: Nevada's "BURNING MAN" festival

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More info and pics:   Smiley Happy

 

  • Black Rock City is the official name for the Burning Man camp which is constructed every year in the Nevada desert

 

  • It has its own streets - with street names - cinema, bus service, and even an airport for the 65,000 inhabitants

 

  • Including the inner circle, where the Man sculpture stands, it occupies and area the size of downtown San Francisco

 

  • The city is constructed every year for the week the festival lasts, and is then completely removed at the end 

 

  • Today called Center Camp, the circular road running

  • around the outside of it is named Rod's Road, in honor of Rod Garrett, the man who helped design the city upon which the current camp is based.

     

  • Rod was asked to help design the 1997 city, which was the first campsite to use the semicircle shape, although on this occasion it had flat, rather than rounded sides.

  • For the first, and only, time it was also not located in the Black Rock desert, but several miles away in the Hualapai Valley.

 

The theme of this year's gathering is 'Festival of Mirrors' and so many of the artworks dotted around the campsite are reflective

 

 

 

Standing in the middle of the campground is the Man sculpture for which the festival is named which is burned at the end of the week

 

 

Alongside the Man, the middle of the camp is filled with other sculptures which are also torched as the festival winds down

 

 

Festival-goers walk around an artwork known as Totems of Confessions, where people are asked to write confessions on a piece of paper which will then be pinned to the inside of the tower before being burned along with it

Festival-goers walk around an artwork known as Totems of Confessions, where people are asked to write confessions on a piece of paper which will then be pinned to the inside of the tower before being burned along with it

 

 

A skeletal snake figure, named Serpent Mother, bristles with flame as visitors look on at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada

A skeletal snake figure, named Serpent Mother, bristles with flame as visitors look on

 

 

The central Man sculpture is illuminated against a bright moon in the middle of the Nevada desert as Burning Man revelers gather around

 

 

 

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