Friday, December 31, 2010

Vegas Folk

Vegas is glamorous, but not entirely.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Views From The Cosmopolitan

The views from the newly opened Cosmopolitan are spectacular, whether you're at the pool or at Scarpetta's restaurant. I'll have to go back when the weather's nicer.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Bellagio Xmas

Merry Xmas from Vegas - the Bellagio always provides a feast for the eyes.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lots Of Art At The Cosmopolitan

When you walk the vast upstairs hallways of the newly opened Cosmopolitan, you'll find tons of art, big and small. But, oh, that carpet - wouldn't be Vegas without it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

People Love To Decorate For Xmas

Some apartment buildings become winter wonderlands - don't know that snowmen and turquoise swimming pools go together,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fremont Street Flightlinez

For $15 you can fly the whole length of the Fremont St Experience above the crowds - how do these Stetson hats stay put?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vegas Rock'n'Roll Marathon

Running 26 miles is a tad extreme - I couldn't even walk it. But it's fun watching people drop like flies, all 30,000 of them as they ran up and down the Strip.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Las Vegas Marathon On The Strip

And they ran past all the famous casinos - NY NY, City Center, Bellagio - more people started than finished. At 26 miles, who can blame them?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Las Vegas Marathon Crowded And Messy

When 30,000 people run at the same time, things get crowded and messy - luckily they found a woman who cleaned it all up.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Families Love The Vegas Car Show

Families come in droves to the car show and spend their entire day climbing into stationary vehicles - and they find it fun.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Las Vegas Car Show

Never knew what boredom was until I went to the car show to stare at new cars. But I'm in the minority - the place was packed with excited people.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Naked City: Weddings, Lawyers And Motels

Naked City, LV Boulevard north of Sahara, is full of wedding chapels, lawyers (one leads to the other) and small motels and Elvis comes to work every day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Las Vegas High School

Vegas has a high school and such a beautiful one? Who knew?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Neon Boneyard

The Boneyard is squished in the back of a Seigel Suites parking lot near Downtown, but is expanding - the old La Concha motel lobby will be the new entrance.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Neon Boneyard - Where The Old Signs Go

The Neon Boneyard is sadder than a real cemetery - people will croak, buildings can keep going for centuries. The giant "E" is from the Frontier, next to the Moulin Rouge sign. And why did they destroy the Stardust just to replace it with a gaping hole?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scrapheap Of Neon

The Neon Boneyard is the most interesting museum in Vegas. They only do guided tours and you have to book at least a week in advance.

Friday, November 12, 2010

WSOP Ends In November

Jonathan Duhamel won the Main Event and almost $9 million (seen here with Jack Effel, Tournament Director); Eric Seidel and Dan Harrington (in green hat) were inducted into the Poker Hall Of Fame.