Events | The Temple at Burning Man

Inside the Temple at Burning Man

Check out these beautiful pictures by Montrealer Alain Starosta taken this year at Burning Man.  For context read  Destruction of the Temple- photos by Secret Artist and interview with Sam Berrin Shonkoff.

“Destruction by burning is a motif at Burning Man. The man is the most famous well-known burn on the playa, but there are many.  The most meaningful burn for me and for many people is the temple burn.”  - Sam Berrin Shonkoff

 

 

 

As the Temple is being built at Burning Man August 2012. Photo Alain Starosta

Outside the finished Temple at Burning Man August 2012. Photo Alain Starosta

Offerings inside the Temple at Burning Man August 2012. Photo Alain Starosta

Inside the Temple at Burning Man. Photo Alain Starosta

 

The Temple is burned on last night of Burning Man Aug. 2012. Photo Alain Starosta

 

Destruction of the Temple at Burning Man August 2012. Photo Alain Starosta

 

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Alain Starosta is the owner of Le Petit Italien & Café Souvenir in Montreal.  He’s been to Burning Man for many years and these photos were taken in Black Rock City before and after the temple was burned down this August.