Playa from above
The while line is That's One Tall Fucking Thing aka the Beanstalk by Mike Light, David Rattray, and Wil Van Hazel. It's a dynamic light sculpture made of a long line of blinking christmas lights hanging from a very high helium balloon. Check my other photos of the Beanstalk.
In the back (in the middle), the Connexus cathedral.
See the ladder to the platform i'm on.
Photo taken at the Burning Man 2006 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 2006 photos by Tristan Savatier.
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For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.