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Rainbow Mountains of China

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Rainbow Mountains of China

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August 16th, 2016, 2:46 am #1


Rainbow cake mountains show stunning slices of colour

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August 28th, 2016, 6:02 pm #2

A really nice BBC video about this area.

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August 31st, 2016, 2:02 am #3


They are incredibly beautiful
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October 15th, 2016, 11:42 pm #4

*~Similar But Different~*

Fly Geyser, Nevada

The source of the Fly Geyser field's heat is attributed to a very deep pool of hot rock where tectonic rifting and faulting are common. Fly Geyser was accidentally created during well drilling in 1964 while exploring for sources of geothermal energy. The well may not have been capped correctly, or left unplugged, but either way, dissolved minerals started rising and accumulating, creating the travertine mound on which the geyser sits and continues growing. Water is constantly released, reaching 5 feet (1.5 m) in the air. The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 74 acres (30 ha). The geyser is made up of a series of different minerals, but its brilliant colors are due to thermophilic algae. WIKI link

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Burning Man Project
Published on Jun 10, 2016
Burning Man Project has purchased the Fly Ranch property, 3,800 acres of land located twenty-one miles north of Gerlach in Washoe County, Nevada. The site opens the door to new possibilities, new cultural experiments, and year-round art and innovation projects on a scale never before envisioned. And like Black Rock City, Fly Ranch will be a collaborative endeavor requiring a vast array of skills, ideas, and contributions.

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October 16th, 2016, 6:16 am #5


I had planned on going to Burning Man in 2017. We decided this a few years ago. Now it is so damn trendy, I have no interest in going.

I wanted the Bohemian Burning Man with all the crazy, wild people, ex and still hippies, etc., not this organized complete celebrity thing it has turned into.
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August 28th, 2017, 5:29 pm #6

Behold Burning Man’s Awesome and Totally Bizarre Architecture
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BURNING MAN takes place every August in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in northwest Nevada. It's not a pleasant place, with triple-digit temperatures, 30-mile-an-hour winds and blinding sand storms. Yet that doesn't stop some 70,000 burners pouring in for a good time. And erecting an entire city in the process.

French architecture nerd and photographer Philippe Glade is fascinated by the wacky DIY structures people build to withstand the elements, documenting the very best in his book Black Rock City, NV. The sweeping images capture everything from a Tetris-inspired sound stage to a Dome of Dough, built from 850 loaves of bread. “It’s ground zero for testing new possibilities, new techniques, and getting really creative,” Glade says.

The first Burning Man occurred in 1986 at Baker Beach in San Francisco, but eventually relocated some 400 miles northeast to a dried-up lake bed in the Black Rock Desert. The temporary city sits within a 1.5-mile-wide concentric circle, its streets radiating outward from the festival's "Man" sculpture. Many shelters are inspired by Bedouin tents, Mongolian yurts, and Native American tepees. They're built from cheap, recyclable materials that can hopefully survive the environment. “Everything you take to the desert will get destroyed,” Glade says. “If you have a nice Prada shirt, don’t take it to Burning Man.”

Glade learned this firsthand when he attended in 1996, bringing a flimsy tent that was so hot and uncomfortable he slept in his car on seats coated in a thick layer of dust. The next few years weren't much better. He tried canopies that blew away, a space blanket shredded by the wind, and a camouflage net melted by the sun. Exasperated, he began biking around camp, photographing more successful shelters and chatting with their owners for advice.

He's photographed countless structures since, posting more than 2,000 images on his Burning Man architecture blog and honoring his favorites every year with something he calls the "Golden Rebar Awards." His vast photos are often eerily void of people, letting you better see the buildings. Whether a six-sided hexayurt or a giant duck, each conveys the untamed, handmade spirit of the event.
Glade eventually figured out his own shelter, too: a simple but sturdy tarp extending from his van, grounded with metal poles and 18-inch rebar stakes. “It’s very spartan," he says. It's maybe not the coolest structure at Burning Man, but it'll do.
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September 4th, 2017, 5:41 pm #7

Man makes fatal run into Burning Man flames.......
A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later.

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September 4th, 2017, 10:09 pm #8


This article is about the statements of the grieving family of Aaron Mitchell.

I found this very interesting:

Attendees have tried before to run into the flames while the man is burning and there have been reported injuries from people trying to get a piece of the spectacle as a token and going through the hot coals.

According to festival organisers, there are three types of people most likely to rush towards the fire and security staff are trained to spot them before the figure is set alight. They include: those seeking attention, such as streakers; people who are so high on drugs or drunk that they don’t understand the danger; and the suicidal.

Sheriff Allen said organisers have tried to contain the problem by having their own rangers stage a human-chain to prevent people from accessing the fire. He said Mr Mitchell was the first person to have broken all the way through and the only fatality he had seen in 15 years on the job.

“People try to run into the fire as part of their spiritual portion of Burning Man,” he said. “The significance of the man burning, it’s just kind of a rebirth, they burn the man to the ground, a new chapter has started, it’s part of their tenants of radical self-expression.”

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