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Building Black Rock City 2003

Thursday, November 27, 2003

NYC Decompression
Everyone from the East Coast and all over the country gathered in New York on November 22, 2003, to celebrate Decompression. The burn barrels kept everyone warm as they enjoyed music and art.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 09:09 PM PST

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Gathering All Our Playa Friends to Decompression
A whole day of friends shaking hands and celebrating a successful Burn. With plenty of music, dance and the occasional laughing spree, everyone from DPW to first timers gathered on San Francisco blacktop to reminesce about Burning Man 2003.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 07:21 PM PST

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Surprise Baby Shower at the Burning Man Office
Harley was in for a big surprise Friday, mother to be entered work not knowing what she was getting herself into. With help from her husband Rob, and the office, everyone enjoyed a great party, ending with a striptease from Steven.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 02:35 PM PST

Monday, September 29, 2003

DPW's Nite Out
Okay so I slipped up, after not having any camera tragedies on the playa, I left my camera in the Miner's Club in Gerlach (hmmmm I wonder why). Thankfully, my fellow DPW peeps, found my camera and gave it back to me in once piece. Oh I forgot to mention, they took the liberty of documenting their night out at Bev's Miners Club.


Submitted By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna)
Photos By: Unknown inspired DPW photographers [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 01:54 PM PST

Line Sweep Commences
4 weeks after the event, and DPW is still working hard. Line sweeps continue daily. Mooping everything from earplugs (thanks raver camps), and rebar to cigarette butts (y'all need to quit smoking). Event Site Manager Coyote oversees cleanup with Miles and help from Jirish Mike leading the line sweep.

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Posted by Madonna @ 01:00 PM PST

Friday, September 5, 2003

A Long Long Time Ago............
I remember how it all began
I drove my chevy to the playa but the playa was dry
As the ticking on the time clocks continued
them good old Minni-Reno boys (and all others)
help build our city.
But then the Man burned and the music wouldn't play anymore
and in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried,
and the poets dreamed but not a word was spoken
as all the pretty people drove away.

Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 10:03 PM PST

Wednesday, September 1, 2003

Playa Love Families
Even though Burning Man people are all considered family,
having your own family around during the event is sacred.
This photographer first came to Burning Man just wanting to spend time with her brother.
Three years later is a family affair, and I can't thank my brother enough.
Many families join once a year in a celebrate of family.

Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 09:02 PM PST

Wednesday, August 31, 2003

Two Nights of Fire
two nights of recalling memories lost
two nights of friends hugging each other
toasting the moments of present and past.
Let the fire burn
and the celebration come to an end
let each ember represent people lost but not forgotten
let each flame wake you up inside
as the ashes make you never forget to live.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 10:49 AM PST

Wednesday, August 30, 2003

We Might Not Be Dali or Michaelangelo
But Black Rock City artists put together their own style
for all the participants to enjoy during the event.

Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 10:17 AM PST

Tuesday, August 29, 2003

When The Night Falls Down In Our City
And Mars rises in the east
People walk by with smiles
Memories of past days are embroidered in our souls
As the laughter become a part of us
We embrace our last moments of home.


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Posted by Madonna @ 09:18 PM PST

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Night Life in Our City
With Mars in full bloom, and with the absences of the moon, night life at Burning Man has been
Beyond Belief.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 05:44 PM PST

Thursday, August 27, 2003

Sunny Dayz
People are enjoying the sun's rays
as the event gets closer to the end.
But the memories will always shine in our minds.


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Posted by Madonna @ 06:17 PM PST

Regionals Gather in Black Rock City
Gathering around with drinks in hand at First Camp. Regionals and friends from all over the globe, came to drink, laugh and share stories.


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Madonna @ 01:35 PM PST

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

6:53 p.m.
Tuesday August 26, Center Camp Black Rock City

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Posted by madonna @ 10:01 PM PST

Monday, August 25, 2003

Crimson's Rose
We didn't start the fire, but Crimson did.....


Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by madonna @ 07:29 PM PST

The Man Being Erected
Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by madonna @ 01:38 PM PST

Wednesday, August 10, 2003

DPW
The Department of Public Works!

Photos By: Evrim D. Cakir (AKA Madonna) [more]

Posted by Coyote @ 11:43 AM PST

Tuesday, August 2, 2003

Peanut Butter
Not the crunchy kind, but the smoooooooth. [more]

Posted by Coyote @ 06:33 PM PST

Tuesday, July 30, 2003

Buzz Cut
Peer pressure means you have friends. [more]

Posted by Coyote @ 06:22 PM PST

Tuesday, July 23, 2003

Christmas in July
120 degrees in the shade. Hell of a way to run a Christmas season!
[more]

Posted by Coyote @ 05:57 PM PST