Viva Las Vegas

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Old 10-02-09, 05:10 AM
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Viva Las Vegas

Everyone feel free to start telling us about your vactaions or asking questions. We have a lot of people on this board that have a lot of traveling so I'm sure there are some questions we can answer.

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This weeks trip is to sunny Las Vegas.

I know we've seen it all a million times but here is the view from Mandalay Bay looking north up The Strip. The airport is off to the right overlooking the Janet terminal (shhh, don't tell anyone) and the corporate/exectutive terminals where they keep the VERY sexy private jets.



This view is from Aladdin looking south. Yep, I took this shot when it was still Aladdin though the remodeling to change over to Planet Holywood had already begun. In this shot you can see quite a few things that no longer exist. The Boardwalk Hotel & Casino is now gone as well as the smaller buildings across the street and the sightseeing heliport. Boardwalk was imploded while the others were taken down in a more boring fashion.

 
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Even though it pales in luxury compared to many of the newer hotels I still love Luxor. Especially if you imagine it before the new towers and the monorail out front. One of the best themed hotels in history until they started adding on.









If you have never stayed at Luxor it is worth it just to ride the inclinators. The elevators run at an angle up the corners of the pyramid. So in addition to the normal feeling of going up or down. You feel the inclinator move sideways. Rather interesting the first time.
 
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Old 10-02-09, 05:17 AM
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Here we have the Bellagio fountains across the street and Paris is just to the right.



The second tower at Wynn is nearing completion (it has been open for some time now) (I like how the cranes appear to be sprouting out the top.



Not really pretty, but I have to incude it just because it is SO GOLD!

 
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One of my great loves of Las Vegas that I have seen die over the years are the signs and the neon. These are some of the neons that still exist downtown on and near Fremont Street.

Not quite the same with the Fremont Street Experience overhead but a classic none the less.



Bininons before the sale when they still had the B and hosted the World Series of Poker.



Fitzgeralds. Where buying in with a couple hundred gets a little respect.



The Las Vegas Club also gives some respect with modest play.

 
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I love seeing the old James Bond film when they are racing up and down Fremont with The Plaza in the background.



This is my favorite place to stay downtown.



And a sneek peak at the new swimming pool. I still miss the old concrete slab and rectangular pool. No water slide, no kids. Just adults working off their hangovers with a morning cocktail in the sun.

 
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Oh, sorry. I got a bit off track and forgot about the signs & neon.





Poor Neonopolis. Everyone knew it was dead before it opened.



And the light show at The Fremont Street Experience. This is after they updated with the high res LED display and try to tell a "story". LAME. Now there are just a few people looking up at the pretty lights. The old show was much lower resolution but featured lots of music and more '60 psychedelic scenes that had the street full of people dancing in the street at every show.

 
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