Monday, August 31, 2009

The California Hotel & Casino

This is the entrance to the California Hotel and Casino, located Downtown on Ogden and Main. Didn't get the whole sign but I like this shot of the Alfornia all the same.

Califorinia is on my mind, horrible fires plague the southland. It is smokey here in Las Vegas I can only imagine how bad it is there. Stay safe California.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Riviera

Love this shot of the Riviera! There's nothing like the Strip at night, happy Saturday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

White lights illuminating the sidewalk along the Strip. This is the Riviera, as you can see the creepy Circus Circus clown is across the street. Happy Friday, have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Creepy or Happy?

Creepy or happy, you decide. I'm going with creepy. He's kinda scary, I'm not sure I've gotten over my childhood fears but I think I was afraid of clowns. I know without any doubts I was afraid of those flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Big Top Canopy

Circus Circus opened in 1968, and is one of the older hotels and casinos on the Strip. I don't frequent the place, I think the only time I've been there in the past 10 years was to take my nieces there for the indoor amusement park the Adventuredome. I'm not really sure why, because it certainly has that old school kitsch I'm fond of. Maybe it's the clown stuff that keeps me away. Clowns are kind of creepy to me like John Wayne Gacy creepy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

White Peacock

This pretty white peacock can be found inside the Encore. It's at the entrance to the the high rollers tables.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

In Your Own Backyard

So, I answer the ALVDP tip line and head over to my friend 's house to capture this really cool Dragonfly this morning. This Dragonfly was hanging out on her Yucca plant in backyard. This was about 12:00 now, the clouds are rolling in here in the northwest side of the valley maybe we'll get some real rain today!

Click to enlarge, it looks like it's smiling at you.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'm Not Gonna Tell 'em...

you tell 'em, you can't park in a red zone. Come on, everyone knows that.

SWAT spotted Downtown near the California Hotel and Casino near Stewart Avenue.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fremont Street

Giant keyboard, part of Queen's We Will Rock You light and sound show. This was the 10 o'clock show. Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Safe Sax

Who doesn't love Safe-Sax on a Saturday night? Or any night for that matter. This is Carl "Safe-Sax" Ferris, performing at the Fremont Street Experience Saturday night during the Woodstock festivities. Check out samples of his music here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Different Angle

A different angle sure puts a different spin on these entertainers. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Went to X Games 3D movie's sneak peek last night pretty cool, 3D kind of weak. The movie really didn't need the 3D effect the events made the movie. Check it out this Friday as the movie will only be out for 1 week.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blending In

With the Woodstock Crowd. Fremont Street had this backdrop so you could have your picture taken as part of the the in crowd. Hard to imagine Woodstock was 40 years ago. This is what I remember about that weekend, I remember being at Ossining Hardware with my dad, he was complaining to Bear Kane how those dam hippies were screwing up the NY Thruway, I also remember the NY Daily News featuring photos of the hippies screwing up the NY Thruway!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Feelin' Groovy

The first thing that popped into my mind, while deciding on this post was Wavy Gravy. So many of you are thinking a Ben & Jerry's retired ice cream flavor? Well, yes and no. I who Wavy Gravy is because of the Ben & Jerry's flavor. Wavy Gray was the MC at Woodstock, he liked to dress like a clown. I'm not sure if this was the look this hippie was going for on Saturday night but it was came to mind.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Celebrating Woodstock's 40th

Last night I managed to ditch everyone and slipped out for a few hours of ALVDP picture taking. I spent some time on the Strip and then headed Downtown. I had a idea in my head of what I was looking to shoot but came home with something absolutely different. I have a bunch of pic's to share with you this is the first of many.

This entertainer is above one of the bands playing at the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall, between the Golden Gate and the Las Vegas Club. The canopy is the Summer of Love light show. This weekend the Fremont Street Experience is celebrating Woodstock's 4oth anniversary the place was packed and rockin'. The celebration is through tonight so check it out if you have a chance!

Friday, August 14, 2009

You Decide

I shot this yesterday morning, while picking up my morning coffee at the drive thru at McDonalds on Rainbow and Sahara. I'm glad I did because as of this morning it is gone. I shot this not knowing really who Will Rogers was and what this all meant. I just thought it was different. So I turns out Will Rogers was a humorist who was popular in the 1920's and '30s. He coined the phrase "I never met a man I didn't like," while referring to Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1926. The actual phrase was "I never yet met a man I didn't like." Perhaps this was one of the first sound bites!

The funny thing is if you click on the photo to enlarge you will see that someone tried to cross out Harry Reid and wrote in George Bush! In case you don't follow American politics, Harry Reid is our Senator who is also the Senate Majority Leader, and George Bush is well... George Bush.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sparkly Beads

These beads were hanging in front of one of the many shops inside the Encore. As you can see the skylight above makes for a nice background.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A New Fall Trend?

I shot this jacket the other day at the Encore, this was in a store window. Thus the glare. I just really liked it and today I was thinking about what I should post and perusing my favorite blogs when I discovered that another family member likes the the Rich Rockstar look too. Check out Active4fashion for the latest fashion trends!
And wouldn't you know it, yesterday Rockers gathered at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign to celebrate Vegas Rocks Magazines's 5th anniversary and to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most guitar players playing Viva Las Vegas at the same time!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Self Portrait

Yup that's me, this is one of the mirrors by the Encore and Wynn's showrooms.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Details

I dropped by the Encore this afternoon, I spotted cool detail in the hotel's shopping area. Anyone care to guess what it is?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Joe Louis

This statue of Joe Louis sit outside of Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill inside Caesar's Palace. Later in life Joe Louis had financial problems, he took a job greeting casino patrons at Caesar's Palace.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Farmer's Market

Fridays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm on Fremont East we have a Farmer's Market. It's really small but all the same we have one. I would like to see something like this grow in our community, but I'm not sure how the rest of the locals feel about it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Facetious Wheatpaster

As you may or may not know wheatpasting is a form of urban art. Instead of aerosol paint cans the artist uses wheatpaste to adhere his or her poster to a building, sign, telephone pole or what ever. I shot this Downtown not far from the El Cortez. I thought this was pretty funny.

Today is First Friday if your a local be sure and check it out tonight. If your in town for the weekend come on down to the Arts District and hang with us for until 10pm. The best $2.00 you'll spend.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Isn't That...

Hey Kev, isn't that Mo, you know that fabulous Las Vegas photographer? Yeah, Ashton you're right it's Mo!

Kevin Rose founder of Digg, Digg Nation & Revision3 with his guest Ashton Kutcher during last night's Digg Nation Podcast at the Palms.

I swear I can't go anywhere these days without being mistaken for a photographer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Notice Anything?

Ok so, you're like big deal a speed limit sign Mo, what's the big deal? Look to the right of the sign, do you see it... shoe prints. (As always you can click to enlarge the photo) Ok so we have shoe prints on concrete in the UMC parking garage so what's the big deal . Well this is beam that's about 9 or 10 feet above the ground. Walking through the garage looking for the stairwell I was amazed, there were all sorts of shoe prints, I thought to myself who does this? Is this some sort of extreme sport? Do they jump up and do this or do they some how stand on a vehicle? Or is this perhaps some sort of new shoefitti? I'd be interested to hear what you know or think.

I bet now you won't be able to take your eyes off the concrete beams in parking garages from now on.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shameless Plug

A Roller Derby Queen on Fremont Street, Mo~Lest~Her. I bet they call her Mo for short.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Roller Derby

Roller Con 2009 was in town this weekend. They has an exhibition Downtown at the Fremont Street Experience. Let me tell you these are some pretty tough broads, skating here.
Las Vegas has a Roller Derby team the Sin City Rollers. I've yet to see them skate, maybe one of these days!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Theme Day

This photo was taken at night in the courtyard at Neonopolis where they have many neon signs on display. This Month's Theme Day is night. Check out what the rest world's night shots here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants