Building and Burning the Temple of Transition
Burning Man, 2011: Rites of Passage
Check out the story of our latest adventure by clicking the image to the right!
If it's been a while since we've been in contact, you may not know that Bruce and I have gone to Burning Man the past two years.
This year we were involved in building the Temple of Transition at Burning Man. Bruce spent a total of 4 weeks on it; I got in 5 days. We both got to be on the playa (the desert site of the event) substantially before the crowd of 50,000 arrived. It was an amazing, challenging, rewarding, almost incomprehensible adventure that we're still trying to grok fully.
Bruce wrote an email describing his experience. I added a bunch of pictures illustrating it. The resulting PDF is available by clicking here. Be aware that it's a 10MB file, so it'll take a while to download. In our not-so-humble opinion, it's worth it!
Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested. We'd love to share this with as many people as possible. It's our our post-playa gift.
Thanks for taking time to peruse our story. We are moved beyond words to have been able to help give such a gift to so many people.
And, yes, we are definitely planning to do it again next year.
Best wishes to all, from the dust of Home,
JaiJai (a.k.a. Deb) and Bruce
p.s. If you're wondering Burning wha-at??? Well, there's no short answer. You might check their web site, BurningMan.com. Or google any Burning Man video; there are thousands. A few that might give you a hint are:
Burning Man 2011 Home (5:06)
Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Burning Man 2011 (3:05)
The Burning Man 2011 Video (Dust, Debauchery and Dubstep) (8:21)
(Caveat emptor: there may bits of nudity in these videos. I've found it almost impossible to find any videos that capture the feel of Burning Man and don't include at least a bit of skin.)
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