Uriels Journal

2014

1017377_306016702901610_2493877635510600300_nA big winner! Honestly when I heard about the theme and what was being set up for it I was summarily unimpressed. Howver, the Man and the Souk that was set up was beyond any expectations.

Caravansary 2014: Burning Man

For countless centuries, travelers along the Silk Route crossed paths in caravansaries, a network of oases and sanctuaries that dotted the 4,000-mile road from Europe to East Asia. These bustling caravan stops offered more than just shelter from the desert wilderness; they were vital centers of cultural exchange, bringing together traders, pilgrims, monks, nomads, traveling entertainers, and wild-eyed adventurers from all points of the compass to share their stories around a common fire. Though fueled by mercantilism, their legacy to us is a grand commerce of ideas — a swirling exchange of languages, legends, technologies, philosophies and art that helped shape nearly every aspect of our modern world.

 

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