Saturday, January 31, 2009

Can't Stop

Construction zone at Grand Teton and Jones.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hmmm, Beer...

This is a a beer drinker's heaven! Just imagine 100+ beers, that's just what the Yardhouse has to offer. Like I said a beer drinker's heaven. The usuals mixed in with names like 8 ball and Moose drool, surely something for everyone.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We Might Be Giants

Part of the entertainment at Town Square, women are just fawning over him. How great is this?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Caught My Eye...

Remember having a pinwheel when you were a kid? This is the grown up version with a pretty grown up price tag. There were about 12 different varieties of this wind art. These were at Town Square, on South Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset. This is another great area with restaurants and shops. I've got some other great shots to share with you this week.

Monday, January 26, 2009

10 to 5...

10 minutes 'til 5 o'clock! I shot this the last time I was at The District. I really enjoy my visits to Green Valley Ranch and The District. Every time I am there I always find something unique.

It usually takes me at least 50 minutes to get home from there! The only reason I don't frequent The District.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Atomic Liquors

Downtown at Atomic Liquors on Fremont Street. At one time "Atomic" or splitting an atom was a really cool thing to Las Vegan's. Now splitting atoms to Las Vegans means nuclear waste, other States' nuclear waste. So when you hear about the Yucca Mountain debate remember, your old pal Mo lives in Nevada and you wouldn't want to jeopardize ALVDP would you?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Ambassador East

This is all that is left of the Ambassador East Motel on Fremont Street. The marque reads "closed thanks for he memories" I guess the "t" fell off. This sign is catty corner or kitty corner from yesterday's sign I posted.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Clean Slate

End of a long week, this empty blank sign on Fremont Street has so many possibilties just like the coming weekend.This retro sign is part of an old gas station, probably the kind where they could fix just about everything and still pump your gas.

Here's to a great weekend of rest and relaxation.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Green Valley Ranch

This is the entrance that faces the District. I was there a week ago in their movie theaters to preview Revolutionary Road. I belong to Las Vegas Free Movies, which sends invites to have you preview movies before they are released. (So you're basically a test audience.) Pretty cool huh. I was especially looking forward to seeing Revolutionary Road since Kate Winslet had won a Golden Globe and ever since The Departed I've been Leonardo DiCaprio's biggest fan.

I wish I could tell you I liked it...I just can't it was depressing, boring, and most of all disappointing. It was across between American Beauty meets Ordinary People, don't get me wrong American Beauty was a great film but this just sucked. I would rather stick a needle in my eye than sit through it again. If you are contemplating seeing it save your money.



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bail King

I found this new addition on Main Street the other day. Great isn't it?

Yesterday we (Americans in case you've had your head in the sand) inaugurated our 44th President, essentially the American equivalent of a King. Many Americans are looking to President Obama to bail them out. It will be interesting to see what his first 100 days produces, solves and resolves. I say this because we are a society that expects instant results. You know what I mean... how many of you have stood in front of a microwave waiting for your food to finish? Or how about the guy texting while driving? A new administration gets 100 days so is that a minute or a lifetime to microwave society? You decide.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lady Liberty

I had almost forgotten about this Lady Liberty who graces Liberty Square strip mall. I passed her just before Christmas, and thought I've got to get back here and capture her photo.

You can find her on Sahara about 2 miles west of the Strip, this replica was dedicated in 1981.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Local 369

A much smaller union than the Culinary Union, representing employees, who are vital to hotel and casinos on The Strip. The Musicians Union office is located on Vegas Drive near Rancho.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Year's Resolutions...

not just for humans! I thought this sign was pretty amusing. Featured here last month on Christmas, it will be interesting to see what's up there next month.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Whole Picture

This is the "big picture". The Dodge Ram truck gives you a feel for just how big this mural is.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Standing On The Corner

Girl on the corner. She looks like she could be a character from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moving Right Along...


This is the next section of this incredible mural, it all boils down to this doesn't it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Enough Shiney Things...


Let's get back to the mural! Moving along here is the next piece of the "puzzle".

Monday, January 12, 2009

Last Night

My neighbor called me last night to tell me to come outside and check out the moon. I was incredibly bright last night.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Girl & Her Teddy Bear

Right next to yesterday's beauty, complete with skull balloons and yes there's more.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Another Beauty...

Another Las Vegas beauty found in the Arts District. This chic is part of a much bigger mural on 1st and Coolidge. Happy Friday

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More Wall Art...

More artwork across the alley, I love this beautiful woman on this building. Too beautiful to call graffiti don't you think?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Other End of the Wall

A continuation from yesterday only from the other side of the building. is just off of 1st, between Boulder and Coolidge. I'm guessing this was some sort of project.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Caged Graffiti

I've missed the last 3 First Fridays, I was out of town for 2 and just too tired for this past one. I'm sorry to say I missed a lot! We were driving past thru the Arts District when I spotted some really cool graffiti. I have to tell you that I am normally not a fan of graffiti, but what I found was not malicious punk tagging but amazing art.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pop's

Pop's Philly Steaks on the corner of Decatur and Alta. This Philly Cheese Steak stand has been there as long as I can remember. It used to be Philly Steakout back in the day, open 24/7. It makes me hungry just looking at it.

Shot directly into the sun, complete with lens flare.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Closer Look...

Reveals an interesting concept for a light fixture don't you think?This chandelier hangs above the bar at Camacho's Mexican Restaurant inside the Aliante Station Hotel and Casino. This chandelier is actually made up of 2716 bottles of Cazadores Tequila. I have a confession to make I have NEVER EVER tasted tequila! I can't get past the smell.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day-Best Photo of 2008

I'm happy that this was picked by my BFF. My BFF helped me and picked this photo for me. Claudia R. not only picked this as ADLVP best photo of the year but she was the 1st person to comment on ADLVP ever! Happy New Year!