Black Rock City

Burning Man takes place this week in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. It’s hard to believe that once a year tens of thousands of people gather to create Black Rock City, an entirely fabricated town dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. And after the week is over, there is absolutely no trace of human life leftover whatsoever. Honestly, amazing. Have any of you participated in this annual gathering?

(images by Peikwen Cheng via CNN)

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  1. I have never been but it’s definitely on the bucket list for the near future !! Have heard so many great things about this event and the actual experience that probably everyone should make the visit once in their life time !!

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  2. Oh my this “exhibition” made me totally change my mind of how an exhibition can be.
    This place is totally like it never existed, like a strange dream or something. Great, job, just absolutely great! :O

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  3. Xeana wrote:

    Surprising! Beautiful pictures. I had never heard of this show.

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  4. M wrote:

    Your photography is pure genius!! And, I have never heard of this place but, it seems so wonderful!!

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  5. style-xyz wrote:

    wow, this is magic!

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  6. EUGENIA wrote:

    OMG THESE ARE SUCH GOOD PICTURES! I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS EVENT BEFORE BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING PLACE TO CHECK OUT. THANK OYU FOR SHARING!

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  7. Love these photos. They’re sort of eerily beautiful. I have a friend who goes to Burning Man; he says it’s pretty wild. =)
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  8. Mona wrote:

    I have heard of it before, in fact theres a youtube video on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahv_1IS7SiE
    but no i have never gone.
    P.S. although I feel like this event is more colorful and crowded as it is not portrayed in your photos, I still adore your photos they are really great!!!!!

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  9. These pictures are amazing, especially since most of Burning Man’s pics are usually very crazy and almost too vivid to look at. Beautiful.

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  10. Kim wrote:

    WOW!! Wicked shots! Would love to check this out!! Looking at the photos made me feel like I was wondering through a dream!

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  11. Brianna wrote:

    I attended last year, and it was nothing short of a dream world. A dusty daze of combat boots, nudity, and some of the most amazing art you’ve ever seen!

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  12. Comemoda wrote:

    Lovely pics

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  13. Tammy wrote:

    I love that your pictures show the weird desert atmosphere, art and creativity, not just the nudity and crazy stuff that I had heard about.

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  14. Cris wrote:

    Nice!!!!
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  15. Lauren wrote:

    I was there four years ago and just loved it! Just did a Burning Man post myself to relive the experience. http://sisterdisco.com/2012/08/16/pop-up-shop-burning-man-style-prep/

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  16. Mel wrote:

    I’m heading “home” to Burning Man on Wednesday! )^(

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  17. sacha wrote:

    heading out there today!!! IM SO EXCITED TO GO BACK!

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  18. Votre Amie wrote:

    Have never been but have always wanted to!! These photographs are incredible with the mist and fog – So mysterious!!
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  19. amazing!

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  20. Marian wrote:

    The past 2 years, but am short on PTO days so had to skip this year and can hardly look at the photos. At the gate if you return you are welcomed with a hug and the words ‘welcome home’. That’s how I feel: Homesick. For everyone who wants to go, be quick. It’s getting bigger every year and some folks who are going since the past 10 or 13 years acknowlegde that some of the old spirit is slowly declining in return for the party people spirit. The price for popularity perhaps. Have a great burn! XM

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  21. Marie wrote:

    I love these photos!

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  22. Ría wrote:

    I love the pictures.

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  23. ALWAYS wanted to go to Burning Man! What a beautiful reminder! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  24. caroline wrote:

    beautiful photos! almoooost kind of makes me miss it. 🙂

    i went a couple years ago and it started out really, really bad—i yakked all over my tent/bed/self the very first day and then obviously couldn’t properly bathe for 5 days.

    it was definitely sensory overload for me, and i wasn’t quite prepared for it (even though i studied hard).

    but, despite the vom-fest, i’d love to make it out there again soon. it’s too bad the tickets are becoming so hard to come by!

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  25. i dream to go to burning man and more after seeing your post, thank you

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  26. OMG!!!! it is a fascinating site,I culdn believe it.sounds like a really interesting event to take part in.
    The art is exceptionally outstanding such that it left me breathless.. whoa. its all really cool.

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  27. maria wrote:

    I would LOVE to go there! It looks as if being in a wonderland.

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  28. Aloha_Meli wrote:

    One day I’ll get there! Thanks for sharing your journey – Spectacular!

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  29. Lucy wrote:

    I have been going for 5 years…definitely worth the trip. It’s the most magical place on earth!

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  30. MariaD wrote:

    My newlywed friends went on their honeymoon to burning man this year! Sounds like a one of a kind event!
    Love the pics above

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  31. katie wrote:

    this was my 6th year at burning man 🙂 its definitely a mind blowing experience!

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