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I thought it’s time for another Burning Man picture. It’s been a while. For those of you who are thinking of becoming a Burner this year: ticket sale started last Monday. This year for the first time people get the chance to to buy tickets via a random selection. If the lottery spits one out for me, I will be there this year.
If you are going for the first time, let me tell you that you will find yourself in a (temporary) city of 50,000 people. This is large considering there are no means of transportation besides walking and riding the bicycle you might have brought along. However, there is one other way: if a mutant vehicle crosses your way, chances are high you are welcome to hop on. Then you can just hope it will bring you where you want to go. And if it doesn’t? Who cares? Where ever it will bring you, you will see something new and exciting inviting you to have a good time.
Prison Chess on LIFE.com
A couple of weeks ago the Prison Chess series caught the attention of the editors at LIFE. You can now find this project on LIFE.com.
Burning Man, 2010.
I’m amazed how many burners are getting in touch with me long after the Burn while I’m posting pictures here and on Facebook, etc. Just yesterday Jessica told her story to the polar bear picture.
Thinking about returning to Burning Man in 2012..
This sculpture is the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen and photographed. People who attended Burning Man last year were among the very first laying eyes on it. If you are looking to enjoy its beauty in real, you can do so now if you happen to be around San Francisco. I learned that it has just been installed on Treasure Island between San Francisco and Oakland. If you go to the Bliss Dance website these days, you can see a picture of it at its new location. Check it out!
I thought I would give you and me a break after the first four images from Cuba. I still have lots of images from other trips and I also think that the blog stays most interesting when switching between different topics.
The Thunderdome did kind of stick out a little compared to other things I saw at Burning Man. This seemed to be the place to go for some serious adrenalin rush. Obviously, the folks you are seeing on top of the dome are spectators. What you cannot see (because of motion blur) is that down inside fighters/volunteers with harnesses were hanging on very tall swings. Two fighters per match, swinging toward each other beating each other like crazy with pool noodles. Pretty weird, huh?
I think those fights were only going on at nights. Once I passed by the Thunderdome during the day and saw an army of french maids climbing and posing on top of the dome. I leave the view to your imagination, it looked interesting to say the least.