Tuesday, March 31, 2009


The gangster Bugsy Siegel built the original Flamingo, but it's been improved on by the presence of Donny & Marie.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Break At The Flamingo

Vegas is full of young people on spring break. The Flamingo had pulsating music and the young ones formed a spontaneous conga line on the casino floor, while the blackjack dealer pretended not to notice. Then a cowboy and his lady friend joined in and pretty soon the whole casino was dancing.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sahara, Where The Beatles Stayed 45 Years Ago

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ballys Front Entrance

Ballys has a walk way wrapped in circular neon that seamlessly keeps changing color. What a great way to enhance an otherwise drab hotel.

Monday, March 23, 2009


The entrance to Ballys, with its ever changing colors, continues to fascinate.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Retro Vegas

Found a really interesting store on Main St near Charleston, Retro-Vegas. Lovely furniture, lamps and bric-a-brac. It's run by 12-year-old Ben, who has excellent taste.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

MGM Casino

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Friday

First Friday is a monthly fun event that's a combination street fair and art exhibit. All the downtown galleries throw their doors open and crowds come. The epicenter is Charleston and Main and you can wander about from 7 pm to 10 pm meeting strange and wonderful people.

State Of Dress At First Friday

Robin Barcus Slonina makes clothing out of poker chips, scrubber sponges and other assorted items.

Bad Art At First Friday

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First Friday is a lot of fun - quite a bit of bad art, too, but that has its charm. My definition of bad art is paintings of John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and, now, Obama. If you hung some of these paintings in your living room, guests would run out screaming.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New York New York Rollercoaster

They build it, we get used to it. New York New York is a marvel of architecture - where else could you conceive of something like this but Vegas?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Lion Habitat At The MGM

Lions in captivity for the enjoyment of slot players.