giant hamster wheel - burning man 2012


The construction of the giant hamster wheel called "Mayan TRIcycle".­

For more info, go to www.­facebook.­com/­MayanTricycle

Unfortunately this installation had some problems and it had to be closed for most of the week, becoming a static piece.­.­

Mayan TRIcycle Crew Captain Atagirl wrote: The reason we closed the TRIke was because the wood was drier than anticipated after being in the desert for a week prior to the opening of the event and it was splinting off as the TRIke spun around.­ We wanted more citizens to have an opportunity to see the TRIke in action and possibly ride on it, especially our donors who helped to fund the project.­ Thus, we reopened it on Friday.­ We estimate we had approximately 3,000 citizens "take a ride" on the TRIke over the three days it was open.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2012 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Route 6:00, Black Rock City, NV, USA

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.

Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

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