Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NYE Hawaiian Style

Happy New Year! I stopped on my way home from work today and captured this sign on Charleston Boulevard. During the rest of the drive home I got to thinking about this past year's many ups and downs, I thought I would share a few of the highlights with you.

Lets see, one of my favorite shots would be the Huntridge smoke break shot I took in February (I'll tell you a secret I drive by there almost every day to try and improve it). Ok, moving along to June... ALVDP had a nod from Joe Brown on the Las Vegas Sun's online edition. (Too cool!) Touring Dr Lonnie Hammargren's house was another highlight. In December I was contacted by The Village of Centennial Springs devlopment company about my photography! Life is good!

I would like to thank all of ALVDP's fans for stopping by and your encouragement. My wish for you and your loved one's nothing but health, happiness and prosperity in 2009.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Treasure Island

The Treasure Island sign shot from the Mirage's self parking pedestrian bridge.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Greek Isles Hotel and Casino

Yes, this really is perhaps one of the worst facades in Vegas. The Greek Isles Hotel and Casino is located on Convention Center Way. Another great off the Strip find.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Encore and Wynn

Here's Encore and Wynn Las Vegas. From what I've heard Steve Wynn has outdone himself once again. Reports of a unique color scheme, have piqued my curiosity. I'm sure we will check it out over the Holiday weekend.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Time for an Encore

Tonight Steve Wynn's Encore is scheduled to open. This is the third hotel and casino to open this year in the midst of this tough economy. I'm anxious to see the inside. This shot was taken about 2 weeks ago.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Things Are Heating Up...

at The Mirage again. Earlier this month the Mirage's Volcano began erupting nightly. There's even a Volcano Cam you can check out here.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Answer to Yesterday's Question...

The Beatles LOVE Theater the Cirque Du Soleil show at the Mirage. What a great show a must see while in Las Vegas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This was taken at dusk. I just love this shot. The last time I featured Harrahs was through the moon roof on a sunny afternoon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Bunch of Flakes...

Snowflakes that is. Snowflakes at the Mirage. It snowed in Las Vegas yesterday, and it was 60° in NYC. Who would have thought?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Somerset Shopping Center

I was on my way to the Strip when I decided to take Convention Center Drive to get there. I spotted this great strip mall sign.

While I was composing this shot, a passerby asked me if I was a photographer. At first I was taken back by the question, I then said "yes, I am a photographer." It still makes me smile thinking about it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wynn Las Vegas

Shot from the car while stuck in traffic. I really like the lines on this photo. Wynn's sister hotel and casino Encore will be opening this month.

Friday, December 12, 2008


This logo was on a trailer I passed at hotel on the Strip. The National Finals Rodeo is in town. The NFR is a big event here in Las Vegas, each year as long as I can remember the beginning of December; we are over run by cowboys. I've never been but some of my friends have and they have really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Bella Luna

The beautiful moon at dusk. Shot from across the street in front of the Mirage.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another Use For Onions

Onions, not just a vegetable. I love this photo, onions in the air. This was shot last week during Sausagepolooza.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


The Stratosphere tower which stands 1,149 tall at the end of the Strip. This was shot just after sundown, thru the moon roof.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

This is the Church, This is the Steeple...

Open the doors and here are all the people! I think that was the way that game went back in the day.

I took this shot from the Greek Isles Hotel's fire escape awhile back. This is a Catholic Church pretty much on the Strip, right next to Steve Wynn's Encore Hotel and Casino set to open later this month.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Village Lights

Pretty white lights in front of the quaint shops and restaurants at the Village of Centennial Springs.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Bigger Picture...

Yesterday I featured strings of lights. Today I have the finished product, a Christmas tree made up of strings of lights. This in the park at the Village of Centennial Springs.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Strings of Lights

Last night on our way home from the Vet my dog Suzie and I stopped at the Village at Centennial Springs. We went for a walk in the park and shot these strings of lights.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Theme Day

It's the first of the month which means it's Theme Day. This month's Theme day is circles and spheres. I found this sphere in front of Lonnie Hammargren's home during his open house. I like the star indicating Las Vegas.
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