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.

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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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

WSOP 2011: The Final Four

Matt Giametti, Pius Heinz, Ben Lamb, Staszko

Ben Lamb supporters, I guess

The chip leader, Pius Heinz, on a cigarette break last summer
It's down to the final three at the World Series of Poker - Matt Giametti was knocked out in 4th place. Still, they're all winners, all millionaires and all solid and disciplined players - anyone of them could win the $8 million.

11/9: Pius Heinz won the WSOP championship

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Hammargren House

Our former lieutenant governor and esteemed neurosurgeon, Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, opens his vast collection of memorabilia to the public once a year on Nevada Day - the Stratosphere rollercoaster is now on his roof and spaceships are everywhere - maybe they landed there, who knows?

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