Tuesday 11 December 2018
Gold Dust Day Gecko, December 2018, Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This gecko must have injured its tail, at some point, because it has grown back with a decided flair! Look what lives on a whales tail! I wonder if the whale ever tries to scrape it off? View all

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Tuesday 11 December 2018
Food, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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The Seoul Man food truck featured a range of Gourmet Korean Barbecued foods. A wooden booth with a plastic roof sold "Crab Cakes", Cajun Garlic Fries", and "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches." A food truck labeled as, "Linda's Catering," served a variety of interesting foods. One example was a Salmon Sushi Burrito. View all

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Monday 10 December 2018
Stages, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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The "Bounce" stage was elaborately decorated. The indoor stage was the floor of a warehouse lined with speakers. Video projected on the wall was animated in time to the music. The "Heavy Petting Zoo" stage was covered in stuffed animals and other critters. For example, smiling banana was not an animal. The "Bounce" stage as it was lit up at night. During nighttime dancing, the "Bounce" would spout fire. Batons were swirled behind a singer on a modest stage near the entrance. People on the "Bounce" stage clapped and danced to the music. View all

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Sunday 9 December 2018
Lives On Whale Tail, December 2018, Animalblog by Terry Costales

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This gecko must have injured its tail, at some point, because it has grown back with a decided flair! Look what lives on a whales tail! I wonder if the whale ever tries to scrape it off? View all

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Sunday 9 December 2018
Citigroup Center Atrium, A Privately Owned Public Space, One Sansome Street, San Francisco, California

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Signs outside the Citigroup Center Atrium. One read, "Citigroup Center, One Sansome Street." The other read, "Citigroup Center, Citibank 24 hour ATM, Wish." A sign at the base of the statue identified it as, "The Star Girl." The statue was a reproduction of the original first displayed on the parapet of the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Wide skylights covered the Citigroup Center Atrium. They protected the atrium from rain, and harsh sunlight. A small restaurant lay in one corner of Citigroup Center Atrium. Called Moolicous, it sold sandwiches and crepes. View all

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Saturday 8 December 2018
Statues, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A statue, that depicted a couple tangled in sheets, was mounted on a round backing and leaned against a cyclone fence. A statue of a cat with too many eyes waited with mouth open and a busted tooth. A statue, made to look like prehistoric remains, leaned against a cyclone fence. Part of the remains looked like modern technology. A wind vane in the shape of a rat floated over three champagne flutes. A tree, created in a cubic form, towered over the heads of the crowd. The statue of a tall robot stood in a clearing in front of a drab warehouse. View all

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Friday 7 December 2018
Lights, At The 2018 Burning Man, Decompression Party, At Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A sculpture of hearts. Some opaque cutouts, some heart shaped holes. The entire sculpture awash in red light. A pair of powerful searchlights circled around, throwing beams of light across the sky over the event. A blast of fire lit the smoke left over from a previous blast of fire. A blast of fire lit the night shy. Radiating spokes of LED lights under computer control created a light show, under which people could sit or lie down. Two powerful searchlight beams created a shape reminiscent of old time TV rabbit ears. A projector created shapes on the smoke stack behind the searchlight beams. View all

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Thursday 6 December 2018
Umpqua National Forest, As Collections Of Trees, Southern Oregon

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Part of the forest had been cut down leaving a level field beyond which the forest continued. Many of the trees next to the railroad tracks were beginning to change color for autumn. These trees turned a lovely golden color. In one area, a sliver of sunlight slipped through between trees to illuminate one tree next to the railroad tracks. Sections of the forest next to the railroad tracks appeared dark and foreboding. Occasionally the train would pass over a hill with the forest falling below it. In one patch, the sky could be seen through the trees. View all

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Wednesday 5 December 2018
People, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A man stood on two bar stools and did a little dance. The edge of of a mass of people watched the performances on stage, the fire effects and listened to the music. One man appeared oblivious to all but his phone. A group of people laid on a carpet and gazed upwards at an led display producing a colorful animated effect above. An elderly gentleman wore a better costume than any of the many younger people surrounding him. View all

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Tuesday 4 December 2018
Art, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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Some art was projected on the side of a warehouse wall. A woman appeared to carry a strange creature by its feet. But the creature was actually attached to the cyclone fence. It seemed constructed with balloons and given eyes on tall stalks. A tall metal robot was lit with red lights that throbbed like a heartbeat. Another projection of art appeared inside a smaller warehouse above a dance floor. Plastic robots arranged on a tile background were leaned against a cyclone fence. View all

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Monday 3 December 2018
Video, Of The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, At The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A brief video showing highlights from the 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party. There were food booths, art and art cars, four stages, and a host of lighting effects (including fire). View all

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Sunday 2 December 2018
Cars, At The 2018 Burning Man Decompression Party, The Ngr Potrero Generating Station, San Francisco, California

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A car shaped like a large grasshopper was outlined in green. A metal art car with red lighting had a mustache on its turret. A car shaped like a boat featured a party on its deck. This car also used fire as party lighting. A tank with a turret and a long barrel that shot flames. View all

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Saturday 1 December 2018
For The United Nations 70th Anniversary Mural 2015, Artist: Zio Ziegler, Oakland, California

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A closer shot of the chair and the fabric worn by the person seated on the chair. The artist's signature was below the bottom left of the mural. It read: Zio Ziegler 2015 For The United Nations 70th Anniversary An even closer shot of the fabric worn by the seated person. Notice how the fabric's intricate design was broken up by four windows. An even closer shot revealed a human face on the back of one of the birds. The "For The United Nations 70th Anniversary" mural was painted on the narrow back of the Cathedral Building in Oakland California. It featured a person seated and releasing a bird. View all

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Friday 30 November 2018
CAT Rental Mural, Dogpatch, 734 Indiana Street, San Francisco, California

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Part of the painted wall resembled a blue hamburger or a mine shaft drilled down through blue shale. A confluence of shapes created the suggestion of a person seated. The back of the CAT Rental building was painted in a random pattern in a manner that resembled a mural. The closest thing to a signature was a swirl of blue spray paint near to the driveway surface. One bit of the mural looked like metal folded over. But on closer inspection, the folded metal was merely an effect of the paint. The art was unsigned. The only sign was on the door and gave a California warning that the building's interior might contain cancer causing materials. View all

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