Here at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada! This festival is inspired by the steam punk movement and is the largest no-trace event in the world. No-trace meaning absolutely no waste or debris is left behind.
This temporary city hosts 75,000 people, and is expected to reach 100,000 people next year. This is community of free thinkers and free spirits who gather to celebrate art, music, friendship, and the playa.
If you are coming here for the first time get ready for a challenge.
The costumes here are amazing. Some are bought and others are hand made, but burners really go all out with their style here.
If you are going to get around Burning Man a bicycle is a must. It is way to expansive to get around on foot. As you can see there are a tone of bicycles out here.
I arrived to Burning Man by plane and the view I got of Black Rock City was exceptional. You almost can’t appreciate the true scale of the city. However, once you get inside you can see how massive it is.
The art here is some of the most incredible I have seen. The time and effort it takes to create in combination with the sometimes even greater effort of bringing it out into the desert is enormously impressive.
You can’t see it in the photo, but the statue of this woman was actually breathing. The entire sculpture was constructed out of metal mesh with electronic mechanisms inside her chest that contracted and expanded.
The things that people create to bring to burning man are as diverse as the people who come here. As a Dr. Who fan, I was happy to have a chance to explore the Tardis on the playa. If you must know, it was bigger on the inside.
The dust, heat, wind, and extreme temperatures make this one of the most intense experiences one can have. Your limits are tested at Burning Man in ways that they might have never been tested before or will ever be tested again.
Be Just Not That Way,