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The Temple of Grace

Finally, some images have emerged from the playa to the Default World showing us some of the majesty of David Best's Temple of Grace!

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Top photos by Reuters; bottom photo by Michael Holden.

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Building the Temple of Whollyness

Here's your daily dose of John Curley photo love from the playa — today featuring the raising of the Temple of Whollyness with the Temple Crew! No screws, nails or any fasteners used, the entire 5-story structure interlocks with itself. Remember the climbing tower beneath the Man last summer? Same artist! HOLY WOW!

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Gregg Fleishman, creator of the Temple of Whollyness, "the modern yet very ancient manifestation of the power and elegance of geometry."

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And this one with the moon from SFSlim!

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Looking ahead & Temple 2011

Having just passed the Burnal Equinox, beginning our slow slippery slide down the slope towards Black Rock City 2001 and "Rites of Passage," Burning Man is increasingly on my mind. Daydreams of the desert, the dust, the nights full of flame and tribal family reunion that awaits me causes my pulse to rise and heart to pound. I sent out a message to the rest of Get Found today in an attempt to rally the troops and begin the envisioning and intentioning that will create our next generation camp, though it is still early to get much spark out of folks. Thoughts race through my brain: will we have the parachute or sleep tunnel again this year? will we team up with Chillville and the Glacial Facial again, as in 2010, or strike out on our, as in 2009? where's Hekter gonna end up? Highlove? Starpants? do I need to invest in a new tutu? can I show up several days early again, and stay late, to watch the city rise, shine and then disintegrate again?

Ah, patience young grasshopper. All will reveal itself in time, perfectly in sync with how things need to be.

For now, my burgeoning urges will need to be satiated with this crucial tidbit: the design for the 2011 Temple has been revealed!



It is called "The Temples" and looks to be a worthy successor to a long line of sacred architecture creating introspective spaces:







Check out more sketches, volunteer for build crew, donate money and more at
http://temple2011.org/.

Here’s a cool pictogram that shows how it will match past temples, both architecturally and dimensionally:



And here’s some temple action from 2007 and 2009, videos by Moontroll:

Sunrise at the Temple of Forgiveness * Burning Man 2007 from moontroll on Vimeo.



Temple Burn at Burning Man 2009 from moontroll on Vimeo.

Saturday Sunrise at the Temple

Moontroll's second movie, built from video footage, photos and audio field recordings gathered on-playa at Burning Man 2007, is complete and ready for your eyeballs!

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