Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tourists At Hoover Dam

Everyone is busy taking photos or posing for them, some more stylishly than others. Makes me feel superfluous.

Monday, March 29, 2010

How The West Was Won

The West was won by armies of gigantic stick-like iron men - electrical pylons marching in formation across the majestic landscape.

py-lon: chiefly British : a: tower for supporting either end of usually a number of wires over a long span b : any of various towerlike structures (Merriam Webster)

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Bleak, Beautiful Desert

When you drive to Vegas, it's all desert - vast, desolate, never-ending, yet strangely beautiful, full of Joshua trees. And finally, signs of life.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Wynn In Spring

Flowers and more flowers greet you at the Wynn - and the half-submerged statue in the lagoon is still half-submerged.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Crystals Shopping Mall

Coming in the back way, you don't know if you're in a shopping mall or the Starship Enterprise. All those surfaces devoid of advertising are most pleasing - very classy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Always Busy At The MGM Grand

The MGM Grand is one of the biggest hotels in the world and it's always busy. The guy with the squeegee better hurry as the guests never stop checking in.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Modern Aria

The Aria at the City Center is so modern, they'll have to build a new one next year, just to keep it cutting edge. The obstacle course is an entrance to a restaurant - how do they get any customers? Floors are fanciful and on the bottom - that's the Aria buffet.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Springtime In Vegas

Finally it warmed up in Vegas - sidewalk cafes are preparing to open and tourists are giddy with excitement - so giddy some of them have to take an instant nap.

Friday, March 5, 2010

On The Buses - The DTC

All Vegas buses converge on the Downtown Transportation Center, where crowds wait for them.

Monday, March 1, 2010

DTC - The Downtown Transporatation Center

All of humanity is waiting for a bus at the DTC. Where is that little fellow going?