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Jul 132016
 

Setting up a tripod inside the casino was a bit tricky.  As soon as I was spotted I was told No!  Can’t take photos of people gambling.  Don’t want to incriminate anyone.  No worries.  I managed to get off a few shots inside to no ones harm.

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May 062016
 

Walking in style.  Bathed by luxurious beauty.  Yep.  I’m talking about… you guessed it.  Las Vegas.  Maybe others would call it overindulgence or something in that vein.  I just call it choice and another place to play in a world filled with places to explore, both natural and man made.  Of course, who’s to say man made is not natural.  We are, after all, part of nature.  It is true, usually I’d prefer the natural world of trees and rock and water but it’s a nice change to head to the pace and style of what other people have created for the rest of us to enjoy.  Hey, it’s Vegas.  I certainly enjoyed.

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Feb 092016
 

Might as well be Italy when visiting the Venetian.  Vegas is so good at creating the adult theme park, complete with all the effects and color and glamour.  The Venetian is a lot of fun, even when trying to hide from the tripod cops.

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Nov 212014
 

It was fun exploring the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Vegas.  It’s fairly new, lush, exotic.  What else would it be.  It’s Las Vegas.  Here, I thought I’d put my camera to the test in trying to capture both scenes presented in one shot, outside and inside at night, when glass glare is at it’s finest.  Just the opportunity to look around the hotel was good enough for me.

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Oct 252014
 

I was wandering around at night, taking in the sights and color and had just watched the fireworks go off in the pools here at the Mirage.  I waited for all the people to scatter and then noticed the falls.  Nature’s imitation ala Las Vegas.  Nothing like it.

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Jul 102014
 

This is where I stayed; the Flamingo Hotel on the Strip.  A cheap and convenient place right in the middle of the art museum action known as the Las Vegas Strip.  I drove over from Death Valley, the complete opposite of everything that Vegas is about.  But, truth be known, I really like Las Vegas.  It’s so visual.  There’s always something that captures the eye.  It made for a very diverse and thoroughly enjoyable week of wandering around the west.

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Mar 232014
 

I’m not really sure what that room is, but it sure could be a high rollers room.  It’s so inviting with the scantily clad porcelain women holding up their palm fronds, urging you to go through and happily leave your large sums of money behind; while having fun and enjoying yourself, of course.  Ah, Las Vegas.  Nothing like it.  The glamour, the glitz, the pomp.  It’s all here at Caesars Palace.  And no, I did not go in and leave large sums of money behind.  I was having too much fun for that.

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Dec 302013
 

Of course you know I love color.  The richer the better.  When I walked into the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas I felt like a kid in a candy store!  I mean glitz and glitter and glamour and color everywhere my eyes could roam.  I just stood close to the entry door, set my tripod and camera and tried to stay away from anyone official who might notice and tell me that no tripods are allowed.  (I did get that at the Venetian).  Well, no problem!  Vegas seems to have so much substance for a place known for being so shallow.  A cover up?  Or just someplace where the business makes so much money they can afford the enticements?  I don’t gamble, but I do love the enticements. wynn-entry-2-1

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May 262013
 

Cars rushing by.  Palm trees waving.  Casinos calling out, wanting you to come in off the street and make yourself comfortable.  Spend, I mean win, some quick cash.  In fact, you can leave behind of much as you want.  Why not all of it!  Well… no, I think not.  I have to admit, though, I love the ambiance, the diversity of people, the architectural maze to get lost in.  And all within walking distance.  Quite convenient is Las Vegas.

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Apr 092013
 

I don’t remember how many floors up this is, but doesn’t it seem like an odd place to check in?  I don’t ever remember checking into a hotel anywhere other than on the ground floor.  But, this is Vegas; original, quirky, bizarre.  All in a good way, mind you.  And the view from here is certainly grand.  A nice lounge is immediately adjacent.  Not that one is ever far away.  I liked the Mandarin.  Even the hallways exude elegance.  The whole place is that way.  Just one big opulent work of art and design.

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