September 2016 : Monday
Sep 2016 : Monday
In honor of Burning Man, I wanted to re-share my recent article about How to Survive at Burning Man that I published right before the most recent burn.
New Burning Man Photos from 2016!
I took over 11,000 photos this year. It was the best ever! 🙂 I’ll start sharing the photos throughout this next year with you in little batches. Here’s the first batch of four! 🙂
These beautiful letters and words make their way to the playa every year. This year there were four “words” around a tree: # EARTH @ and HOME. I waited for the night to fall before getting this one…
The Space Whale by Matt Schultz. I love this artist and team so much. Their team (The Pier Group) does some of the most amazing work on the playa. You may remember the two giant heads (Embrace) from a few years ago and the pier to the pirate ship several years ago.
I visited my friend many times, especially at night as whale songs cooed between physics lectures; the scene was mesmerizing and otherworldly! And no, this isn’t the last photo of the Space Whale you’ll see!
As I was driving away after the burn, I went back past it as the team meticulously deconstructed the whale. Each of the intricate pieces of stained glass were carefully removed to wrap individually in canvas so they wouldn’t break. It occurred to me that so much of the “art” is not so much as the final work as much as the dance of building it and taking it back down out of the white desert.
Now you can zoom in on Instagram, and this one is worth it hehe 🙂 While shooting at the letters from photo 1 above, these five beautiful German girls stormed onto the scene. Every one of them was taller than me and rather stunning. I said, Hey Ladies, let’s take some photos! They were ALL GAME and it was on… naturally posing this way and that. They were all super nice too — it was their FIRST Burning Man and they looked like consummate veterans… so awesome.
I shared this photo back with all the guys in my RV and we had endless debates over which one was the prettiest over wine, cheese, and crackers. Honestly, the discussion must have gone on for over an hour. It was a heated debate, but, ultimately, we all decided on the same one. Which one? Hmmm?
The girls in here (not in any order, now let’s not get catty ladies) @KarlaKuhlm @molllyjanee @diana.balaisyte @anabellefisher @carlablokesch
We were blessed with the most amazing clouds this year. I’ve never seen anything like it in my last seven years. Here’s the temple on one of the final sunsets before it burned down. More on the temple later and why so many people cry their hearts out there…