Friday, July 31, 2009

Oscar's Birthday Bash

Tonight you are all invited to Mayor Oscar Goodman's 70th birthday bash on Fremont Street admission to the party is a $20 donation which will benefit 3 local charities. Mayor Goodman's drink of choice is a a Bombay Martini, with that being said today's photo is Mayor Goodman's Martini on Fremont Street East. Happy Birthday Oscar!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hoover Dam

As many of you may already know Hoover Dam is the reason Boulder City exists. Boulder City is where many of the workers lived during the dam's construction in the 1930's. No gambling or alcohol were permitted during the construction of the dam, today alcohol is sold in Boulder City but still no gambling.

This crest of the dam in the middle of the street in the Historic District. Near the Boulder City Hotel.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Heat Warning

It's truly a shame that we need to have signs to remind parents not to leave there children in their cars during the summer months. Sadly, people still do it and they do not understand how quickly it gets hot inside a parked car.

I shot this in Boulder City, and I can tell you today is a hot one! I have the current temp at 109°.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rival Readers

This is the Rival Readers bronze sculpture in Boulder City's Historic District. This is one of many beautiful bronze sculptures throughout the Historic District.

I was drawn to this sculpture because my mother was a great reader. Every summer we were part of the local library's summer reading program. Every time you finished a book and returned it you received a hot air balloon or a fish, or some sort of symbol that you could tape to the window at the library. Basically you could show your scholastic strength without the hassles!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday Nights


When I saw this sign on the side of Goat Feathers Emporium it brought me back to my childhood. You see, when I was a little girl Friday nights meant a trip to the Grand Union for our family's weekly groceries. I looked forward to going with my mom, because she being the adult had no clue as to which cereal was sugary enough for my young palate and she certainly could not select the proper cookies.

The other bonus was getting the S&H Green Stamps and pasting them in the book. Each Friday night I would tally my stamps and would be that much closer to the gift I spied in the catalog...the dice foot rest. I saved and saved for it and gave it to my dad. And like any good father who got some junky thing from his daughter he used it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Grandma Daisy's

Grandma Daisy's can be found Boulder City's Historic District. An old school sweet shop serving ice cream, taffy and fudge.Click on the pic for a closer look at Zoltar and maybe he will grant your wish.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Special Dillivery

This Baja Bug was at Town Square last night. Too funny to pass up, Johnny McGuire's "We Dill iver." A fairly new deli at Town Square.


We went to the advance screening of The Ugly Truth. The Ugly Truth is a chic flick that seems to me, to be take off on one of Dr Laura's self help books. Predictable yet funny not a runaway hit but funny all the same.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Rest of the Gang

Part of the herd, really amazing to see. As Mary pointed out yesterday the Bighorn Sheep is Nevada's State Animal.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bighorn Sheep

Lone Bighorn sheep, this is the reason I got out of bed very early Saturday morning. It was pretty incredible to see these creatures up close.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunrise

Morning is my favorite time of day, especially here in Las Vegas. I have to be to work by 6:30am so I get to see the sunrise almost every day. I took this on Saturday morning out at Hemenway Park in Boulder City. This is a few of my fellow photographers waiting to get a shot of the Bighorn sheep.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

St Christopher's

Do you remember this one? ( Done with both hands and fingers interlaced) "This is the church, this is the steeple, open the doors and here are all the people."

This is St Christopher's Episcopal Church Boulder City, NV. I shot this yesterday on the photo walk. I had a great time and have so many great shots I will share with you this week.
I picked this one since today is Sunday, love the red door. Click on it to enlarge for better view.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Party Aftermath

Lone margarita glass on a power box across from Texas Station. Signs of a good time.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Parking Garage

Parking garage at the Fremont Street Experience, Vegas style! Happy Friday, busy weekend tomorrow I will be participating in the Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk with the Las Vegas Photography Society. We will be shooting very early Saturday morning to beat the heat.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Aerosol Art

More Aerosol Art from Downtown. this part of a mural which featured our lovely ladies earlier this week. The more I look at it the more he reminds me of the Judge on Boston Legal, portrayed by Henry Gibson what do you think?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Respect

This sign is posted downtown on the fence that surrounds much of the Aerosol Artwork just off of First Street. Yesterday I awoke to the news that some idiot tagger decided to tag the historic Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas sign. How messed up is that? I hope they catch whoever did it. It's jerks who do things like that ruin it for the edgy aerosol artists here in Vegas and elsewhere.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Razor Wire

Now that I have determined that I've had a stange fasination with light bulbs, neon and now razor wire (which I just realized today).

I began to wonder is razor wire to graffiti as velvet ropes are to artwork in a museum. What do you think?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Who Wants To Be Caged Anyway?

Bummed about not getting into the UFC 100 ? Bummed that Chuck Liddell is no longer a contender? Who needs the UFC when you can check out Lucha Libre! I am seriously thinking about going!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Old School

Now I'm about to date myself...Does anyone remember when you used to find $2 Black Jack tables on the Strip? I do, that was back when dinosaurs roamed the Vegas Valley.

I haven't played Black Jack in a million years, but a $5 table was about the cheapest you could find. There used to be $2 tables during the week but then the casinos would raise the minimum hand on Friday afternoons for all the Californians coming for the weekend.

Friday, July 10, 2009

World Festival

Before my LV Photography Society meeting, I wondered around Fremont Street. There is a Festival of the World in progress, These very festive entertainers were happy to pose for me.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tao Bistro

Entrance to Tao Bistro/Nightclub inside the Venetian Hotel & Casino. It's hotter than hell today 106° and the wind is blowing, supposed to hit 108° this weekend.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

East Meets West

I love this Buddhist temple with the Osmond's lurking in the background. The Temple is on the grounds of Caesar's Palace.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bell Hops

Bell hops at the Bellagio. One thing that we get right here in Las Vegas is customer service. I can tell you that the casino's think of everything! Forgot your readers, no worries the restaurant has a spare, your took the wheel chair out of the back of your car now worries... the valet can hook you up. The list is endless.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Equestrian Crossing

Equestrian crossing on Grand Teton in the northwest not far from home. Tempature 108° and we're just getting started!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another Wrap

Penn & Teller wrap on the Rio Hotel and Casino. One of the better wraps in town.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Donkey Sign

Donkey sign in Red Red Rock , still haven't seen one for myself. Happy Fourth of July.

Congratulations Levi Leipheimer winning the 1st stage of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong placed a solid 3rd.

OOPS correction Leipheimer 6th, Lance 10th!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Liberty Bell

Yup, we've even got one of these too. Our Liberty Bell replica is located downtown in Centennial Plaza near our city's time capsule.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Donkey Torment

I know why cell phones have cameras, they were created to torment me. This photo was taken by my friend Demetri while riding his bike through Redrock and Blue Diamond. As many of you know in the 15 years I have lived in Las Vegas I have never seen a single donkey. It's become a joke between us, I come into work every now and then I get an email of donkeys. This morning I had 4 emails of these guys and a couple of other donkeys. I picked this one since the view is of their ass'.

Pretty good photo for a moving camera. Thank you again Demetri for tormenting me.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Theme Day- Empty

Today is Theme Day and the theme is "empty" so I thought I would highlight the Carpet Giant/Jeannie. I have decided that since the store has closed, Jeannie had come up "Empty"
handed. Happy Theme Day check out the rest of the gang's interpretation of Empty:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants