Most people don't know there is more to Vegas than the strip. Besides the amazing landscape there is some very interesting business and buildings around Las Vegas. We stopped at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health because it's an architectural marvel.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Fremont street was an interesting place. This was where I saw most of the people dressed up as characters. These people must make their living dressed up as these characters, because you could not take their photo without giving them a tip.
My photography group and I spent some time just wandering the Las Vegas strip. I enjoyed seeing the detail that went into the hotels. Vegas is probably the only place where you can go from New York to Egypt with only a few steps.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
So the group I was in Vegas with talked me into going up the Stratosphere to ride the rides at the top.
The ride in the top picture actually turned out to be a let down.
The ride in the lower photo . . . . scary!! You're strapped into a seat and shot at warp speed up the spire. We went on it twice . . . .
My club and I spent some of our time wandering the Vegas strip. We walked through a couple of the hotels. The Luxor was one of our first stops. I found the interior very interesting. All the walls converged up to a point.
Monday, August 13, 2012
One of my favorite hotels to look at was the Venetian. Maybe because it was the first one I saw but I found it so pretty and ornate.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Neon Boneyard is a fascinating place. This is where all the casino signs go when the buildings are torn down. The place is full of interesting textures! I'm sure the history behind all these signs is as interesting as the signs themselves. But alas, I was so busy to busy taking pictures, to listen to the tour guide.