Camp Sacred Sandy Pigeon Coop

At 7:00 in the morning so curtains drawn and no one is up yet. As the day/sun progresses, the facade goes into the shade. I made a special point of going by to get an early morning shot.

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Karouch is already thinking of what art he can contribute next year to the magnificent gallery that is the playa. I believe they are having a great time.

Tower

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Magnificent structure. One of the art installations equally stunning by day and night thanks to the elaborate lighting. The climb up, very steep and long. The view from up there, well, have a look:

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Lamplighters

A fine legacy tradition carried out with pageant and care. Hear a clarion metal bell ringing each few seconds as the legion lamplighters carry and hang gas lanterns on spires along Promenades

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BRC Tries To Dry Out

Rain stopped. Gate is closed. BRC soaked and a driving ban is in place. Those driving anyway cause enormous damage to the roads:

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Ran into 2 old friends at moving-ptyero-folding-winged flying dinosaur installation:

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Happy Burn, Christine and Pete!

My Vacation=Your Worst Nightmare

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Wet Playa is like glue. Brown. Slippery. Glue.

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Thanks to Bert Lies I could at least get to the porta-loo. Thanks for the galoshes, Bert. Conditions could be dangerous if unprepared. No driving. Bike riding not possible. Generators runout of fuel so radio stations and all services shut down. Those still on duty stuck at their posts as replacements can’t get to work.

EMBRACE

This impressive wooden sculpture, brought to us by the same folks who built Pier and Pier 2, called Embrace, from faraway to up close:

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Hiatus

Took a few days off from posting. Came down with a cold that became magnified by the lens that the playa is. Fever spiked to 101.5* before Rampart (on playa hospital) brought it down with Tylenol and 2 liters of saline IV.

Back to work and feeling good. High adventure today as the Gate opens to ticket-holders.

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Immense sculpture in the 7:30 Plaza

DON’T DO THIS!

If you’re headed to Black Rock City, do not arrive with bikes mounted to the rear of your car. They will obscure the license plate.

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It’s only illegal here in Black Rock City.

My camp mates were pulled over last night after midnight arriving just inside Greeters by PCSO. Cops use this as an excuse for finding something else, like contraband or open container. Erik and Doriandra were not in possession nor drinking but others, not so squeaky-clean get the entire contents of their cars and trailers dumped into the desert and citations.

A heads-up. Figure out something else to get your bicycles into BRC. It’s scary, uncivilized and mean-spirited.