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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 6:48 PM
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I went to Las Vegas at the end of June for a friends birthday and miraculously had some time to take photos. It's just incredible how much has changed just in the past four years since I've been there. These are pretty much all on the Strip, I'd wanted to explore more but ran out of time.

First a few from the flight in...























Not exactly my cup of tea, but, this IS Vegas!







Glad I'm not driving!















































Back to my hotel...the first time NOT staying at the Luxor...



...and onto the monorail up to the Stratosphere







The monorail stops "one block" away, requiring a bit of a walk









Downtown Las Vegas



































Back to the Strip















































































Caesar's Palace shops















































And that's it...a few parting shots from the plane home.









For a bit more of Nevada

Reno (pt 1) - Reno (pt 2) - Sparks - Carson City
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 7:41 PM
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I was originally inclined to say something negative, but now I feel obliged to laud LV's densification and urbanization efforts.

Well done! You made a kitchsy, gaudy tourist trap look bearable
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 7:49 PM
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Great photos. I can't help but always have a good time in Las Vegas so that's all I'll say about that.

Damn, I bet the people who live in these houses below appreciate the hour or so that they are shaded by the Statosphere:


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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 8:38 PM
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Nicely done.
I was at the MGM in late June also. I don't see myself in any of your shots. Maybe if you had gotten a few more of the blackjack tables...

I have a love/hate thing with Vegas. It's usually a good time though. I had my fill, but I'm sure I'll get the urge again in a another couple of years.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Wow! Nice job! Love all the modern rises.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 3:52 AM
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las vegas... truly a piece of shit.

my vegas trip could have been summed up by this picture, my hotel room

*scene missing*



*scene missing*

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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 4:11 AM
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Nice pictures. You seemed to capture the little bump in the Stratosphere's one column nicely.

Does anyone know what that huge building south of the Sahara is?
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 4:22 AM
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Great shots, but man did it take a very long time to load.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 2:02 PM
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Does anyone know what that huge building south of the Sahara is?
I think that's the Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a Miami transplant. They ran out of money.
http://www.fontainebleau.com/gcm/nar...egas/index.htm
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Thanks for the pictures, but if this isn't your cup of tea maybe you need your head examined?

Girls like that will do pretty much anything. Whores whores whores. Man, I miss vegas.

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Old Posted Jul 16, 2009, 5:05 PM
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Damn it man, I'm thinking about driving 3.5 hours from Phoenix to Vegas now after viewing this, which is never cheap, no matter how low the hotel rooms go for now.

Awesome photos!
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I went to Las Vegas last April and I LOVED it. There was always plenty of stuff to do, the food in the hotels (especially the buffets) were fantastic. I was amazed how big Ceasars Palace and the Venetian were. Las Vegas has become very urban and is extremely attractive at night where the whole city is lit up. I can't wait to go their again!
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Vegas threads are always interesting. Thanks for the pics!

Man, the Hilton on the North side of the strip (it can be seen easily in the pics from the Stratosphere) looks very similar to the one they built in Austin a few years ago.
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You think a lot has changed in four years, try over 14 years like me. The place is practically unrecognizable! Another fine stepper tour.
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I went to Las Vegas last April and I LOVED it. There was always plenty of stuff to do, the food in the hotels (especially the buffets) were fantastic. I was amazed how big Ceasars Palace and the Venetian were. Las Vegas has become very urban and is extremely attractive at night where the whole city is lit up. I can't wait to go their again!
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These are some awesome photos! I used to live there and I can tell you I don't miss the traffic! I think the coolest places in Vegas are far from the strip, like Red Rocks, Joshua Tree Highway, or Mt. Charleston.
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There are two types of people in the world. Those who hate Vegas and those who actually get it. Sure, it's a concrete sham, but it's great fun. Do Not Take Seriously. Have Fun.

Very nice pics. So, what's going on with City Center? Is it almost finished?
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2010, 11:07 PM
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That sums it up very well. I don't know why people can't just enjoy Vegas, it is what it is.

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Very nice pics. So, what's going on with City Center? Is it almost finished?
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2011, 7:23 PM
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Sure it is not quite of the beaten track, but nevertheless this is a great thread. I hope I can make some photos that come close to yours next year.
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Old Posted Jun 13, 2011, 4:53 AM
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Vegas just might be the greatest city in the world.

I mean, where else can you find New York, Paris, Egypt and even Italy all in one place?

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