Playa Ruins, by Quentin Davis - see www.quentini.com
Playa ruins is vernacular architecture for tiny ancient people. Made from the materials at hand, playa and water, these tiny people built a grand edifice which has withstood this harsh desert for eons. Standing five feet tall, it was a Herculean task for these tiny people who stood no more than 3" tall.
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2007 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).
Burning Man Festival
Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.
The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert. A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.
The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man). The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.
If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.burningman.org.
Burning Man 2007 photos by Tristan Savatier.
For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.