Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Temple of Promise at Burning Man 2015

This is me in all my Burning Man glory in front of the Temple of Promise which was burned to the ground on Sunday night. Originally, my friend Susan and I had planned to stay for the temple burn, but I was picking a German friend up at the San Francisco airport on Monday night and wanted to clean up and rest at the Motel 6 in Reno before heading home on Labor Day. Driving on Labor Day was a big mistake, and we ended up in bumper-to-bumper traffic the whole way, so I was late to the airport after all. Das tut mir Leid, Alina. But I made it up to her with a whirlwind tour of Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Hollywood, San Diego, Tijuana, the zoo and safari park, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Mono Lake, Yosemite and San Francisco. Whew!

I sprinkled some of Maya's ashes inside the temple. Mayita, I miss you every day, Love Mommy.

Same woman doing handstands outside the temple.

This Asian couple got married in front of the Temple as I waited for my neighbors Matt and Zoe to marry.  It was a horribly windy, dusty day which doesn't show up in these photos after I corrected the levels in Photoshop.

Carrying the bride over the threshold.

Another wedding party that braved the storm.

Another wedding couple. I saw so many weddings on Wednesday. Hey, maybe that's why. It's the day to wed. But my friends Matt and Zoe rescheduled, unbeknownst to me.

Trying to keep her head from blowing off.

This photo gives a better idea of what the landscape was really like during the dust storm. 

Two men hugging outside the Temple

The proverbial selfie

Made in America. They now have Burning Men festivals around the world, but nothing compares to the one that's Made in America.

On his way to a wedding

Inside the Temple, reading the memorials

Are those my antlers? Emlyn took this photo.

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