The Burning man festival in Nevada, U.S.

December 16, 2012 in Amazing, Crazy and bizarre, North America, Pictures

Burning Man is an annual event held in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the US. Tens of thousands of people gather to form the Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to self-expression, art, community and alternative life. The event begins on the last Monday in August and ends one week later, were the participants leave the site with no trace of a festival having taken place. The name of the festival comes from the ritual burning of a large wooden man (picture below) on Saturday evening.

Truck art at Burning Man

There are no rules about how to behave or express oneself during the festival. Each individual must find out how they will contribute and provide for the community. The art and self-expression are a big part of the event and have produced many amazing, alternative and odd installations over the years. Get a glimpse from the pictures below. For more info, visit: www.burningman.com.

Burning man

Temple Of Joy in Burning Man 2002

A few thousand people on bikes

Camp Arctica Burning Man 2002

Wooden ship

Sculpture at Burning Man

EGO art at Burning Man

Stars and Stripes bike

The Burning Man sculture at daylight

House tree

Welcome sign Vegas style

Snail vehicle at Burning Man

Burning man site overview

Sculptures at Burning Man

Spider sculpture

Sculptures