Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who's On Your Wall?

I must confess I had a 6 foot poster that came with the Osmond Brothers album I bought from Herbie's Records. It hung on my bedroom wall way back in the day, well the very early '70s. So every time I pass the Flamingo I think back to the "tween" days and my crush on his brother Jay the drummer. Even though I was a fan of the Osmonds, I never, ever was a fan of the Donny & Marie Show.

Remember the early '70s, we had the Osmonds, Jackson Five and don't get me started about David Cassidy and the Partridge Family. Some days it seems like yesterday and other days it seems like a lifetime ago.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Blue Man

Inside the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes you will find the Blue Man Group in wax. The three figures are just inside when enter from the Strip. You'll find them next a Travelocity information desk.

There are three figures with drums you can pose with I just like this "solo" shot, he's pretty cool don't you think?


Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Sundae for Sunday

Serendipity 3 on the Strip, near Caesar's fountains. The tempature is supposed to reach 107° today, so a sundae would be a nice way to cool down today. There were already long lines to get into Serendipity3 at 11:30am.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

MJ Tribute

The Venetian's Madame Tussauds has their Michael Jackson figure out in front of the museum's entrance for fan to come and leave flowers, condolences and what not. I went to check it out this morning, it was kinda creepy to me. People were smiling, posing and one woman was kissing his wax image yet this was some sort of memorial. I just don't get it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Smokey Bear

One of 2 signs out at Route 159, Red Rock Canyon. My Dad would have gotten a kick out this. Happy Friday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cactus

Take a closer look, this cactus is made of horseshoes. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Senor Frog

As Suzie and I made our way through Cactus Joe's we stopped to take a break to sit on the porch and soak all of it in. As I was enjoying all the visuals that Cactus Joe's has to offer, I turned to my left, and there he was Senor Frog in all his mariachi regalia.


As I was going through the usual Monday morning recap of the weekend, with a friend who likes to torment me about the fact that I have never seen a single donkey in the 15 years I've lived here. (And has been known to email Redrock donkey pics from his crackberry) He told me that the pig at Cactus Joe's is named Lindsay Loham, I did not get a photo of the pig uuuuuuuuuuggghh! Will have to make another trip out to Redrock in search of the ever elusive wild donkey and now a pig. Stay tuned.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wagon Wheel

What I didn't mention yesterday is that Big E told me about Cactus Joe's when she was out here last time. She told me I would love this place and she was right! I mean how great is this wagon wheel with the these wind chimes? Not to mention how friendly the staff was too.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Donkey, Donkey Where Art Thou?


Cactus Joe's this afternoon in Blue Diamond I found this fantastic Donkey @ Cactus Joe's today. Here is why I LOVE this place... they let me bring my dog in ( they have dogs of their own there), and there's a so much cool stuff to check out. Most of after spending the afternoon at Redrock and NOT seeing a single wild Donkey I found one at Cactus Joes.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Landmark Mailbox

This mailbox on Tenaya has always signalled to me that the next street is Rome. Tenaya has changed quite a bit over the years but this mailbox has remained a constant, this mailbox sits in front of the UNLV Rodeo sign.

Friday, June 19, 2009

NHL Awards 2009

Another first for Las Vegas, the Palms hosted the NHL Awards 2009 show last night. I showed up hoping to catch a glimpse of the Stanley Cup which I obviously missed. I learned today that if you want to get a good position for the Red Carpet you have to arrive early not fashionably late! I took a few shots of players on the Red Carpet, but honestly I really haven't follow hockey that closely since the NY Rangers finally won in '94. So I had no idea who they were.

And yes I know that NY Rangers fact off the top of my head (scary).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Masterpiece

Sunday we had the opportunity to stop in at the Artisan Hotel. Larry had told me a long time ago that I had to check out the Artisan's artwork on the ceiling . So I assumed that there was a mural on the ceiling ....boy was I surprised.

This photo was taken in the lounge notice the paintings on the ceiling. The hotel is quite dark, so I had a hard time with the light but I think you can get a feel for how unique this place really is. We stopped in and had a drink in the lounge, where we met Perla the fabulous bartender who told us to feel free to roam around and shoot as many pictures as we wanted. Perla also filled us in about the hotel, there are 64 rooms, they have a beautiful pool and cabanas and a wedding chapel. I have to say the Artisan hotel is probably Las Vegas best kept secret! Only minutes from the Strip on Sahara.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary!

Today was Cirque de Soliel's 25th anniversary, to mark the occasion Cirque held a "Lets walk on the Wild Side" stilt challenge to celebrate their 25th anniversary. To celebrate their anniversary Cirque has coordinated 10 cities to try and break the Guinness Book of World Records of people simultaneously walking on stilts.

I unfortunately had to work but my husband Larry was able to make it to the end of the event to shoot this picture. This was shot on the Strip in front of the Bellagio.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Inside The Forum Shops

I shot this while heading down on the spiral escalator (one of only 2 in the US). This statue/pillar is located in the newer area of Caesar's Forum shops, three levels in all. Let's see there is a Peter Max Art Gallery, Juicy Couture and Baccarat Crystal to name a few.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Famous or Infamous?

You decide.Back in the day, he was quite the athlete he actually was called Charlie Hustle. That's right it's baseball's Pete Rose. We saw him yesterday at Caesar's Palace in the Forum Shops at Field of Dreams. Sadly he is behind a rope with people staring at him like a monkey at the zoo.

Pete Rose was quite the baseball player who went on to manage the Cincinnati Reds that's when he got into trouble. You see Pete had a "little" gambling problem, that will keep him out Cooperstown.

I'm not really sure that I think betting on your team is a bad thing, I'm leaning in favor of him making the Hall of Fame. I do have a problem with how athletes today are handled these days.I was and still am dumbfounded that in '90's Latrell Sprewell chokes his coach doesn't get thrown out of the NBA. Then we have Michael Vick who is (thankfully) still locked up for dog fighting yet the NFL hasn't thrown him out. Kudos to the Falcons for cutting him loose. So in the scope of things betting on your team to win doesn't seem like such a bad thing. What do you think?


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sign Of The Times

I can't remember the last time I referred to my last meal of my day as supper.

I shot this after my Las Vegas Photography Society meetings the other night. This a neon sign that you see here is within Neonopolis in Downtown Las Vegas.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Of Love

This is the Fremont Street Experience, Viva Vision light show. This Summer's theme celebrates the 40 year anniversary of 1969 Summer of Love. The show runs every hour on the hour between 6:00-12:00.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fremont Street Parking

Sign for the Fremont Street Experience Parking Garage. Don't make the mistake I made last month and leave your ticket in the car, bring it with you and get it validated in one the business i.e. bar or restaurant. If not your stuck paying for parking.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Costume Shop Topper

This statue and it's twin go almost undetedected downtown. They sit on top of the Williams Costume Shop, they face Casino Center. I thinking it's asian lion anyone know for sure?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

UNLV Rodeo Team

Who knew UNLV had a Rodeo Team, none the less a Girls Rodeo Team. This sign is off of Tenaya in the Northwest.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Leftover

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rebar Fence

Fence made of rebar, which is usually used for reinforcement in concrete. This is on Tenaya on the northwest side of Las Vegas.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Gear Box

One of the newer aerosol art projects in the Arts District. This on Charleston at the Arts Factory .

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I Do

Just Married! I caught this couple strolling thru the Fremont Street Experience with there photographer. Have a closer look the guy on the right walking towards them, do you see it? (you can click on the photo to enlarge) Yes, I know it's a fanny pack or fag bag. Please tell he these are NOT making a come back.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Five-O

This post is for my cousin Steph.(Today's her Birthday)

This one of the Senior Squares in front of Las Vegas High School,which started in 1941 as a prank but the principal liked it and so the Senior squares were born. Although Stephanie would have been the Class of '77, I liked the chapter fifty on the Class of '64. So let's all wish Stephanie a very Happy Birthday as she begins chapter 50!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Meet Wendell

I was driving on Rainbow making my way home, when I spotted him at the corner of Rainbow and Charleston. He was sitting on a plastic milk crate, painting away. I have to tell you he is a very intuitive man, we had a conversation that touched both my heart and my soul. Either all my chakras were open or God spoke to me. Yeah as a lapsed Catholic, I know how crazy that sounds. However, I walked away with a great photo and renewed spirit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lady in Red

You can find this beauty in the alley behind the William's Costume shop. You've got to love this beautiful Lady in Red. Check out the article in Las Vegas Weekly about the aerosol art work around the district. Notice the cover, remember you saw that artwork on ALVDP first!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Theme Day

Here it is June 1st, Theme Day. This month's theme is feet, so here's some feet from Fremont Street. Check out feet from around the world here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants