Saturday, March 31, 2012

The ACM Experience Expo

The Academy Of Country Music association is having their awards in Vegas this weekend and cowboys were selling stuff at the Mandalay Bay - milk can bar stools, lamps made out of guns and antlers and a mechanical calf.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Solar Trees Adorn Vegas City Hall

They're called solar trees, which makes it a solar forest - very 21st century.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The New City Hall In Vegas


Art. Art?

Went to see the sparkling new City Hall. Thought the glass cleaner was in readiness to polish all the windows - turned out to be art. I looked up our Mayor - she was busy working. It's great that a member of the public can come in and take all the photos they want - that's how it should be.

As seen in Weekly Seven

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gene Simmons and Paul Taylor

Gene Simmons and wife

Paul Taylor and Tommy Thayer
I was standing off to the side, minding my own business, when suddenly Gene Simmons and Paul Taylor descended on top of me - they were the only ones at the opening of their mini golf/wedding chapel without Kiss make up.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Kiss Frenzy In Vegas

The first couple to be married at Kiss

Can't say I understand this cult-like adoration of the rock group Kiss - they even have a Mini Kiss. Everyone came out in their Kiss finery to celebrate the opening of the Kiss wedding chapel and mini golf course.

As seen in Weekly Seven

Friday, March 16, 2012

White Cross Drugstore Is Closing

Closing? Every time I passed by I couldn't believe it was still open after 60+ years in business. Stepping through its doors was like time travel. The coffee shop part is supposed to stay open.

More photos.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nascar Vegas: Haulers Parade

Once a year the big trucks come up the Strip in a long procession - the racing cars are inside? Some people even bring chairs to view the monster trucks better.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Preparing For Burn Vegas

Former and current Mayors, Oscar and Carolyn Goodman

A shaggy pram arrived, the Goodmans inspected Lucy, who was ready for burning and a fire engine burst out in flames at the First Friday Burning Man festival.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Burn Vegas

The Burning Man came to Vegas, except they burned a wooden woman called Lucy - it was all very festive and pagan.

As seen in Weekly Seven

Friday, March 2, 2012

Red Dress At The World Market Center

The Red Dress Ball was a fundraiser for Aids - might as well look fabulous, if not, then creative, for a good cause. I think the top dress is made out of cup holders.