Burning Man 2002 Image Gallery - Image 21

Many of the "Burners" arrive in Black Rock Desert well before Burning Man actually starts. Very often this is a pure necessity, because some of the structures are so large that they cannot be set up within the 8 days that Burning Man lasts every year.
The "Temple of Joy" is a good example: probably about 50 people were working on it for the whole week until Sunday - and Sunday night the temple was burned.

Please have a look at pictures 29 and 30 to see the temple on fire.