Beautiful lonely endless roads of Nevada sets up the mood for The Burning Man
Signs of getting closer to Black Rock City
Tickets for Burning Man 2009
And here we are. The theme "Evolution" is evident everywhere.
The dusty road on playa to get to the gate. The white boards tells a story two words at a time.
In the dark nights, shadows casted by lights far away.
The Burning Man is a camping wonderland. Every tent ever made or even imagined is possbly somewhere here.
One of many hangout places
Yes, the roller disco in middle of the desert!
One of only two things that can be bought with money (other one is ice)
Even this coffee stand needs to be creative if it's at Burning Man
Art at Center Camp
Starting tour of theme camps
One of many movie running on the playa
Just a hangout place
Actually there were no naked people in there
A nice place to excercise climbing
Large scale video game
A really elaborate theme camp
Just another campfire with albeit weird chimney
These domes are all dance clubs with loud music and lasers!
One of the camp even had this little crane to move dancer around
Bicycles are amazingly decorated everywhere for night rides
Sandstorms did not meant that Black Rock City would shutdown. It was just active. Look at the dust flying on the horizon.
Look at how above the dust goes during the storms
The Man and the sandstorms out in vast playa
The Raygun Gothic Rocket art installation. Sandstorms in makes look everything cool.
Sandstorms roaming over playa in full force. The year of 2009 saw 3 days of continuous sandstorms.
Where is Waldo parade
Shower set up at Burning Man
After a day of dust storm someone was cooking and giving away all the food to us hungry people!
Want to bawl?
Surfing at the Burning Man
Only vehicals allowed to be driven on playa are these "mutant vehicals"
Full Moon rising
Parashuters coming down?
One of many art pieces on playa
Fire play at night
Fun with welding and machines
The big face
Burning of something small starts on Friday
This is actually working cube that can be controlled by players
Full Moon from The Temple
The Man at night
The Rocket Ship. You can go up to see view of playa but this thing did not actually fly (well, it's art, not science)
Dust storms beginning to start
Room inside the mutant vehicle
A theme camp
yet another creative handmade bicycle (or quad-cycle?) on the left
Public hangout place
What is that creature on the right?
Scene at the Center Camp. If you ever wanted to try juggling whole day along, here's a place.
The Center Camp
A free water sprays for hot days
Almost every type of tent you imagine can be found here.
Repair your bicycle tires here, you dirty minds.
Movies at Burning Man
Yet another psychedelic device that has a cage with colorful bright bars. You get inside the cage and someone spins you from outside.
The Burning Man band?
A dangerous idea to replace bicycle lamp.
These two people had one bicycle decorated as Pacman and another as ghost. It was absolutely cool to watch them ride side by side.
It's not very cool to have same bicycle as someone else.
Cleaning up after the burn. The visibility is only about 50 ft or so because of dust storm that was going on.
Many people feel this is an "afterlife" because of endless scenes like this. Or is it apocalypse?
This event was led by a geologist to provide tour of geographical features
When you see a big line, someone is cooking and giving away lot of food!
Sandstorms provided natural blended background for this cool shot.
Ship on the playa surrounded by sandstorm. Any photo you take on playa, it's comes out unnatural and awesome.
A man reciting entire "I Have a Dream" speech at Center Camp
Fashion show at The Burning Man.Sandstorms are going on full fledge outside.
Me after spending 3 days in sandstorms
I didn't realized I'd so much dust on until Anah mentioned it
Under my REI ALcove which fell apart after 3 days of withstanding sandstorms
This is not bridge. It's a mutant vehicle.
The Man burns
It's spectacular to see such a giant fire. Not to mention warmth in cold desert night and unparalleled opportunity for doing s'mores.
In concert with the theme "Evolution".
A giant moving dance party on mutant vehicle.
A hangout near The Temple
Some people likes to walk on hot grounds after the burn.
Leaving Black Rock City. We saw plenty of accidents on the way when drivers tried to leave at night. So we just pulled over and slept.
After returning to civilization (a different civilization, actually) I realized how dirty I'd been since past few days. The bandaid is due to open rebar.
Continuing to Utah and then to Yellowstone!
A mutant vehicle has head of the dragon and it actually emitted fire like this. People are tryieng to get their s'mores done in this fire. Doing s'mores after the burn is one of favorite pass time at Burning Man.
Some one actually brought cranes to get the best views of the burn!