Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lingering In My Neighborhood

On the last day of 2011, Xmas is still lingering in my neighborhood.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Post Xmas Blues At The Mall

All these wonderful bargains are enough to give you a headache.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Vegas Downtown Architecture

Vegas is like any other town - government buildings, banks, churches... and a cluster of casinos, bathed in the harsh desert sun.The city has done wonders with renovating Downtown, but it needs grocery stores if they want people to move there.

Friday, December 23, 2011

White Xmas In Vegas

We always have a white Xmas in Vegas, but only indoors - real snow is not for us. Irving Berlin wrote the song "White Christmas" in sunny California, because he was missing the real thing - a Jew yearning for snow? Not me - I'll take the skating penguins.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Photographing Xmas

You'd never know this was the slowest week in Vegas by the crowds at the Bellagio Conservatory - no one was looking at anything, except through their lens.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dogs Waiting In Line To See Santa

Town Square had the bright idea of encouraging dogs to come and have their photo taken with Santa - and come they did, freshly groomed and dressed. I think the owners enjoyed it more than the pets.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Piranha In Vegas

A new gay (as in merry) boutique nightclub, Piranha, opened recently. What better place to be naughty and flamboyant? Everyone comes as they aren't.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gay Fun In Vegas

No matter if you're gay, straight or undecided - for a night of mad drinking, dancing and ogling, there's nothing better than a hot gay nightclub. The Piranha just opened up and it's very naughty  fun.

Monday, December 5, 2011

No Toilets At Vegas Marathon

Hydrating station - some pranksters set this up

Line at downtown Jack In The Box
Biggest Vegas Rock'n'Roll Marathon ever - 44,000 runners and not one toilet provided along the route - long lines at fast food joints. The organizers, Zappos, promise it'll be even bigger next year. What, 44,000 people in need of a piss is not enough?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nascar Fanfest on Fremont

I come across a lot of different cultures in my photographic forays - the Nascar fans are definitely the most ardent, especially the women. What a turn out to see the drivers in person.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Las Vegas County Jail

The big county jail blends in with modern downtown very nicely. Almost looks like pricey condos... almost.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter In Venice In Vegas

The Venetian is celebrating winter by installing an ice rink, a big Xmas tree and having jugglers entertain the crowds.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving At Area 99

Area 99 is what Occupy Las Vegas are calling their little encampment, wedged between Swenson and Paradise, unseen and out of the way. Took me hours to find it.

More photos.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At The Flamingo

They call it a new casino, but it's a re-modeled part of the Flamingo, with a great view of the Strip. Giant vats of margaritas everywhere - no one leaves sober.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Businesses In Naked City

I love Naked City, the northern and less glamorous part of Las Vegas Boulevard - small motels, wedding chapels and one tattoo parlor after another, all very clean and pretty... and a bizarre display of Marilyn Monroe mannequins.

Monday, November 14, 2011

11-11-11: Wedding Gridlock In Vegas

Everyone got married in Vegas on 11-11-11, so many the police had to be called in to direct traffic outside the chapels - weddings started at midnight and went around the clock.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bellagio Conservatory: The Colors Of Fall

I like to check up on the Bellagio Conservatory to make sure it's as intricate and lovingly planted as ever. It is.