Reno's colorful Morris Burner HotelLoading
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson in the lobby of the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Gibson owns the hotel. Gibson owns the hotel. It's a historic brick hotel in the process of being refurbished with many "Burning Man" flourishes. All the rooms are completely decorated "art rooms".
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson shows off an art object called 'Prof. Tritones Corndog Calliope" in the lobby of the Morris Burner Hotel in Ren on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Custom carpet salvaged from a local casino is installed in the lobby at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson stands beneath the ornate stamped tin ceiling in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Multi-colored light bulbs are installed in the ornate stamped tin ceiling at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson looks out at the view of downtown Reno from the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson admires the artwork lining the hallway of the second floor of the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The framed prints were salvaged from a local casino's hotel rooms and each has been reworked by a different artist.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson peers into the "Southwest" room which is one of the many themed rooms in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson peers into the "Down the Rabbit Hole" room which is one of the many themed rooms in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson in the "Sparkle Pony" room which is one of the many themed rooms in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    A large mural covers the walls in the "Goddess" room which is one of the many themed rooms at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson, left, in the "Enchanted Forest" room which is one of the many themed rooms in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Detail of decorations around the window of the "Enchanted Forest" room which is one of the many themed rooms in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Local volunteer artist Ryan Fassbender adds color to a room at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson ascends a stairway to the third floor in the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    A pedestrian walks past the front door of the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Jim "Jungle Jim" Gibson, left, and hotel employees Anna Lafferty, and Zeb Fiumara visit in the lobby of the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Artist Rex "Killbuck" Norman of Reno puffs on a pipe at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Beneath a large sculpted "M" visitors enjoy a poetry reading at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    The Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Ryan "Falcor" Yates, left, mans the reception desk at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Visitors exit the lobby onto 4th Street at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    A poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    A fire burns in a barrel during a poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Aaron Alvarez reads poetry during a poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    With the Silver Legacy Casino hotel in the background, Aaron Alvarez reads poetry during a poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Visitors warm themselves by a burn barrel following a poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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    Visitors warm themselves by a burn barrel following a poetry reading event in the back lot at the Morris Burner Hotel in Reno on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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