Wednesday, October 31, 2007

She Devil





This She Devil's home is on top of the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino's newest hot spot, Diablo's Cantina. She stands 27 feet tall and over looks the strip, not to be missed especially on Halloween. Diablo's Cantina has a restaurant serving the usual Mexican fare. The margarita bar has over 32 different tequilas. montecarlo.com/restaurants/restaurants_diablos.aspx
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

First in its class!

This 1967 sign was originally part of the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. The Hacienda was imploded on New Years Eve 1996, to make way for The Mandalay Bay Resort. The Hacienda Horse is now located (downtown) at the corner of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Hacienda Horse is the first neon sign that has been restored and displayed at the Fremont Street Experience.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A sign of things to come?

I was out and about yesterday and came across this pumpkin patch. I picked out a fabulous pumpkin which soon be carved. I started taking pictures when I found this sign. So this is my message for the world today: BEING KIND MATTERS.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Vegas Vic

Here is Sassy Sally's Beau Vegas Vic. Created in 1951 complete with a waving arm and a cigarette in his mouth. Vegas Vic also had a recording that said "howdy pardner!" every 15 minutes. In 1966 during a stay at the Mint(now Binions), actor Lee Marvin complained that Vic was too loud and the recording was turned off.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bright Lights City Cruise

Today in the very early hours, I was roaming around Downtown Las Vegas in search of today's photo. What I found was a pink Mustang. "Pinky" came all the way from Utah to participate in the 9th Annual Bright Lights City Cruise car show presented by the Mustangs of Las Vegas car club. The event is held at the Fremont Street Experience. The organizers were expecting 78 cars this year.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Fioro di Como

Can you figure out what this photo is? I once had someone ask me that question, I felt foolish when my "jellyfish" answer was wrong. (That was before I had been to the Bellagio) It's the magnificent work of artisan Dale Chihuly. Weighing in at 40,000 pounds, this 2000 piece glass design is a must see when in Las Vegas. The Fiori di Como is part of the the Bellagio, actually it's part of the lobby's ceiling. Check out the video showing the installation http://www.chihuly.com/Video/bellagio.html

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Glitter Gulch

Good ol' downtown Las Vegas, home of Cowgirl Sassy Sally and Vegas Vic two of downtown Las Vegas' neon residents. Sassy Sally sits on top of the Glitter Gulch. The Glitter Gulch is a Gentlemen's club, located within the Fremont Street Experience.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Las Vegas Speedway

A few weeks ago we spent a Saturday at the Las Vegas Speedway. Not being a racing fan, I had geared up for a very long afternoon and evening. I was pleasantly surprised. I had a great time. The grand stand faces the mountains, we were also treated to Air Force jets landing at Nellis Air Force Base. We watched the midget cars race and later the Craftsman Truck Race. It was pretty incredible to watch trucks race by us at 180 mph!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Stand



One of Downtown Las Vegas' most famous landmarks is the Plaza Hotel and Casino. It's most famous owner was Jackie Gaughan. Gaughan sold the Plaza along with 3 other downtown hotels and casinos in 2004. It's been featured in several movies, however many of you may remember the Plaza from the Stephen King 1994 mini series, The Stand.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Planet Hollywood Waterfall

In front of the Planet Hollywood Casino's shopping area, Miracle Mile . This waterfall is pretty enticing. I love this shot of my niece trying to figure things out. I am especially fond of the colors in her dress and the sign.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Welcome to Another Las Vegas Daily Photo

The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada sign is one of the first things visitors see as they make their way north on the Strip. I know it's cliche but it is the first photo I wanted you to see of my fabulous city. Dangerous to photograph, with the constant traffic and people jaywalking, the City will spend $500,000 to make it safer. The sign was designed by Betty Willis, manufactured by YESCO in 1959. You can purchase miniature signs for your home for about $40 at just about any souvenir shop or hotel, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Nevada Cancer Institute.