Thursday, April 30, 2009

Atomic Street

Thought this was a pretty cool name for a street. This is just off of Water Street in Henderson.

I'm still without my laptop uuuugggggghhhh! Tomorrow's theme day and also First Friday! Mayor Oscar Goodman will be there to dedicate the Atomic Passage the first public art project in the history of the city or Las Vegas where artists' concepts have been integrated into the engineering infrastructure of a Public Works streetscape enhancement. The dedication will be held on Casino Center Blvd. between Charleston and Colorado Ave at 6pm.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Goat Roper

As I was posting this picture of this goat I remembered a story about an old friend named Red Dog. The story took place maybe 5-6 years ago not to far from where this goat lives. So here's how I remember it. Red Dog was out walking late one night and had a few beers, the cops stopped and started asking him some questions. Well he told them he was a goat roper...next they asked for ID he gave them is Alien "Area 51" spaceship license. Yup, he sure did. I can't remember if it was a 24 hour or a 48 hour lock up down a St Rose Siena Hospital's phsyc ward.

I guess they did have the same sense of humor as Red Dog. Red Dog passed away this past December, just before Christmas after battling cancer for several years I miss his wacky phone calls and funny stories.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Long Horns

Not quite what you think of when you imagine Vegas is it? These long horn steers are at the end of that bumpy dirt road there's also a bunch of llama's around there but they were no where to be found.

Monday, April 27, 2009

So Slow

My notebook , laptop , lifeline whatever you want to call it crashed. So posts are delayed. The good news is it's still under warranty.

Ok back to the photo...I took this out in the nothwest part of Las Vegas. This is on a private dirt road not far from Tenaya.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dry Dock

I know they say that millions of years ago Las Vegas used to be underwater, I'm no archaeologist but I'd have to guess that this boat is not a an artifact. I couldn't believe it when we came across this find. I'm not sure why people can't just go to the dump. It's free as long as your water bill is current.

This boat sits in a field across from Shadow Ridge High School out in the northwest part of the city.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jai Ho Dance

Divya Indian Performing Arts instructor with members from the audience, teaching them the Bollywood Jai Ho dance from Slum Dog Millionaire. Here's to a great weekend.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DIPA Dance Instructor

This is one of the Divya Indian Performing Arts Studio's dance instructors at Saturday's Festival in Henderson. I must tell you that when she first stepped on stage I was taken back by her beautiful and elaborate costume.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DIPA Students

The Divya Indian Performing Arts Studio's students performing the Flower Dance. You've gotta love their beautiful costumes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friendship Dance

The Intertribal Dancers invited members from the audience to join them during their last dance, the Friendship Dance. I managed capture the Jingle Dress during this dance. The original Jingle Dress's jingles were created from tobacco snuff cans.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fancy Shawl Dance

An Intertribal Dancer performing the Fancy Shawl dance at the Henderson Ampitheater.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Male Dancers

I shot this yesterday at the Henderson Heritage Festival. This is the male dance performed by the obviously male members of the Horse Creek Intertribal Dancers. It was a great day, the weather was absolutely beautiful in the 80's not a lot of wind.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Henderson Heritage

When I was a little girl I remember traveling to see my older sister who was in college. We would drive up to see her on the weekend. On the way home we would have to drive by an Indian trading post. I used to make my parents stop at the trading post so I could check out the Indian and his moccasins. So, I guess this where a girls' love of shoes begins.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Remember Yesterday?

Shot through one of the humongous concrete pipes, you can see the Aliante Station on the right in the distance

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drainage Project

These huge concrete pipes are part of some drainge project on Decatur and Elkhorn near the DMV.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

St John the Baptist

Greek Orthodox Church, just off Hacienda, near Torey Pines. I am told this where they have the Greek Festival every year. I think this is one of the most beautiful churches I have seen here in Las Vegas.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wild Kingdom

I noticed this giraffe at Mc Donald's on Sahara Ave I've probably driven past there a bunch of times and just now noticed the statues.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Today was Easter Sunday, this is the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Today is the end of lent and my birthday. I gave up carbs for lent 4o days and nights without my old friend carbs. Well like a true Irish Catholic busting out lent,I ate every carb I could get my hands on. And yes cousin Steph, I did have a ravioli at my neighbors :). Peace out I am sick to my stomach. By the way this is the ham Larry made and yes it is not a carb.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Coming Soon

Coming soon to Las Vegas' KoreaTown Hannam Market. I've been told it should be open in a couple of months.

Friday, April 10, 2009

True Blue

I love this artwork inside Spring Valley Hospital's lobby. This painting is located next to the main lobby's elevators. I've photographed this everyday for the last week, I finally got a decent shot .

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Quit Pickin' On Lonnie

Lonnie Hammargren our ex Lt.Governor and retired neurosurgeon is having a problem with a neighbor. He is being sued for all the "junk" he has at his house. The lawsuit is kind of out of left field since he's had many of these "artifacts " longer than I've lived in Las Vegas. I guess this must be from a new neighbor.

This photo is from the archives, I took this shot last November at Dr Hammargren's home/museum.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

KoreaTown Plaza

To go with yesterday's post, and I too didn't know that Las Vegas has a KoreaTown until recently.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

On The Way To Work

On Spring Mountain and Rainbow, this pillar stands at the entrance of the Koreatown center.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Around The World...

Artwork inside Spring Valley Hospital, created by children during a 2005 health fair.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sneak Peak

Last night we went to the Hard Rock Hotel for the Extreme Home Makeover behind the scenes party. Wright Construction wanted to thank all of the donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the show a success.The show will air May 10th.
They had an awards ceremony which was held outside by the pool. which was extremely cold.
The is the Hard Rock neon guitar, just off of Harmon. I took this with my new 5omm lens. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

TGIF

Shot in an alley behind a downtown pawn shop. Suzie and I have been cruisin' the pawn shops for a bargain on camera lens. Happy Friday, have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fashion Show Mall

The Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip. I shot this from the Wynn, Palazzo pedestrian walk . The Fashion Show Mall has some great stores like Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Sak's Fifth Avenue.

What's nice about this mall is A) it's on The Strip and B) it's not too big. Sometimes malls can be to big and overwhelming atleast to me. I'm not the shopper I used to be back in the day...so I just try to get as much in as I can in a short amount of time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day-Yellow

I thought this would be the perfect Theme Day photo. This was shot Downtown just off of Gass, behind a Bail Bond office and next to a Tattoo parlor. This sign was of course next to a no trespassing sign.

Be sure and check out the color yellow around the world here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants