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mondo spider - burning-man 2006

Mondo Spider by the Mondo Spider Project

This is a giant mecanical spider, each of the 8 legs is independtly controled by a hydraulic system powered by a diesel engine.­ The driver controls are simple: two levers, just like a tank or a bulldozer.­ It can run forward and backward, and turn in any direction (a bit like a tank, it can turn on its central axis without moving).­ I was a bit disapointed that it cannot walk sideways :)

You can see a video I made of the Mondo Spider in action here: www.­youtube.­com/­watch?v=sLOVdo_­Qu3E

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2006 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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September 1, 2006
Burning Man Entrance/Exit Rd, Black Rock City, NV, USA

Photos of art cars at the Burning Man festival.­

Those art cars are heavily decorated and customized vehicles that are used during the Burning Man festival.­

Most art cars are not street-legal, but some are, and they can be spotted occasionally on the road or on city streets.­

For information about the Burning Man Festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.

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Spiders

Remember, spiders are good for people.­ They eat mosquitos and other desease-carring insects and they almost never bite people.­ They are nice and friendly, they just have a bad reputation because they look spooky with their 8 legs and their 8 eyes :)

Don't kill spiders! If you find one in your house, leave it alone or gently take it outside.­ Remember, spiders are your friends, they catch and eat mosquitos.­

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Burning Man Festival

Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.

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.

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Burning Man 2006 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

All those photos are Copyright © by Tristan Savatier - All Rights Reserved.­ Reproduction or use is not authorized without written permission of the copyright owner. Contact me for licensing conditions.­

Hi-resolutions photos with no watermark are available for editorial use.­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.