Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bowling Balls

Bowling balls from yesterday's company part at RedRock Hotel and Casino's VIP lanes.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

No,No

Shot on the Strip near the Riviera. So just what kind of a job do you suppose one would be seeking in front of a casino? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Speaking of jobs today is our company get together at RedRock's Bowling Alley and you know who is going to document it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flamingo Fountain

The flamingo fountain at none other than the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. This shot reminds me of one of my favorite 80's TV shows Miami Vice. It could have been part of the opening Miami Vice theme. You couldn't start your weekend until after you watched Crockett and Tubbs on Friday night! Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Elvis Bling

Why settle for plain old Mardi Gras beads when you can have Mardi Gras beads with an Elvis whose hips swing. I'm wondering how that would look with my Irish Princess Tiara...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Irish Princess

More bling! A tiara just for me, at the Big Balls kiosk. I'll have to buy one and wear on one of my photowalks.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big Balls

This kiosk is outside at the Carnival Court between Harrah's and Imperial Palace. I thought these Big Balls party beads would be appropriate since the New Orleans Saints (home of Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras Beads) are going to play in their First Super Bowl ever.

The salesman kept trying to sell them to the many "buzzed" people who came by to try them on. It seems that while many people want Big Balls but are not willing to pay for them. Go figure.

While we are still on the subject of Big Balls tune into American Idol tonight, and check out the Los Angeles auditions. Yes know I said I don't watch it, but it was filmed at my cousin's hotel, the Marina Del Rey Marriott! I've got to check it out.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Animal Planet on the Strip

Animal Planet has been here in Las Vegas since last Sunday filming Venom in Vegas. They set up this plexi glass house, where Wild Recon star Daivd Schultz has been living since then and will continue to live with 100 venomous snakes for a total of 10 days. This is a shot of his crew during the question and answer segmentfilming yesterday. I thought it was pretty weak not what I was expecting. I wanted to see 100 snakes attacking him and the star fighting them off like Indiana Jones.

So there was none of that. What was I thinking? Anyway you can check it Venom in Vegas at O'Shea's Casino on the Strip.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rockin' it on the Strip!

Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip, this is the second Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. This second location open September of last year and was an instant hit. Speaking of hits how about the "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground looking like a fool with you pants on the ground"hit. The runaway American Idol audition hit, written and performed by General Larry Platt. You don't have to be an American Idol fan (which I am not) to know this song or the General.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Low Lying Clouds

With all the rain we've been getting the mountains around the valley have been getting snow. This is Sheep Mountain Range, which doesn't get as much snow at the Spring Valley Mountain Range. I grabbed my dog Suzy and we drove over to the model airplane park, to check out these low clouds. Late yesterday about 5 o'clock just before sunset.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Joyeux 50th Anniversaire Eric!

Today is Eric of Paris Daily Photo's 50th Birthday in honor of his birthday I am posting this photo I shot of Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower.

Eric has inspired so many of us City Daily Photo Bloggers to get out and show off our little corners of the world. Here's a little ALVDP trivia for you, Eric actually suggested the name Another Las Vegas Daily Photo. Please join me in wishing him a very Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sign Says...

This one was on a wall on Ogden Avenue between 7th and 8th Avenues. No hidden meanings here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I ♥ Bacon

This was plastered on abandoned Downtown store on Sixth Street just off Fremont Street. What caught my eye was the bright, happy colors. Ok, it was the bacon. And I love bacon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Under Lock & Key...

I'm at a loss for words here. Shot in a alley off of East Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, Downtown.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pawn Star

Your eyes are not deceiving you, this is a line waiting to get in a pawn shop. If you look closely to to the right of the door you'll see there are velvet robes. And you thought velvet robes were just for night clubs! What's the big fuss you say? It's not just any pawn shop it's The Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, for crying out loud it's the History Channel's hit reality show Pawn Stars!

I've only seen the show once or twice, it's pretty good. I was in this shop once over the summer, when I decided see if I could hunt down some camera gear. I remember it smelled old and musty like my Grandmother's closet.They didn't have any camera gear but had a lot of jewelry. Maybe I should hock something...and I could be a Pawn Star...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Want to See My Etchings?

Stratosphere etched on it's door, facing Las Vegas Boulevard. Thank goodness it's Saturday, this was one very long week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Best Photo of the Year 2009


This year CDP Bloggers decided to have the Best Photo of the Year 2009 on January 15th instead of New Years Day. ALVDP's Photo of 2009 was picked by ALVDP fan Nurse Laura who is part of Summerlin Hospital's Heart Team. Originally posted on Novemeber 25th this waterfall in Aliante's Discovery Park is a popular background for Las Vegas Portrait Photographers.

You'll find my fellow CDP Bloggers' Best here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Year of the Tiger

2010 is the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese calendar. Each year in January the Bellagio 's Conservatory has a Chinese New Year display. As with every other seasonal and holiday display it is fabulous. I was born in the year of the Tiger, so I'm thinking this is going to be a good year for me.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chihuly Gallery

Chihuly has a gallery at City Center. They were closed opening night, I got this one on Sunday. Hanging from the ceiling I shot straight up and here is the result. I thought it was pretty cool.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Acrobats at Circus Circus

Acrobats perform hourly at Circus Circus above the casino floor, here they showcase their strength. Pretty amazing don't you think? Here's to an amazing Sunday.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday

Shame on me, I pretty much missed your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday Elvis! This is an Elvis jumpsuit, which you can find at Aria's Elvis Gift Shop, inside City Center.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Original Poker Face

Just when you thought you'd seen it all...Mona Lisa playing Blackjack! This mural is Downtown on the Reed Whipple Cultural Center.

I can't tell how good her hand is. Come to think of it maybe she would be better off playing Texas Hold 'em, after all she does have a "poker face".

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Bigger Picture

Different angle, with more of the steer. I have never eaten here but I have heard nothing but good things. Just an old fashioned steakhouse. Supposedly a favorite of the Rat Pack back in the day.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Little Worn

A close up of the Golden Steer Steakhouse on Sahara. After passing it every day for 6 1/2 years I finally stopped to take a closer look and snap a few shots. I like the broken bulb.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Novel Idea

What a concept! Come to Vegas to win... How do they stay in business!

Shot on the Strip not far from Sahara, found on a light post.

Monday, January 4, 2010

You Never Know What You Might See...

Ok so I was out taking a nice afternoon walk with the world's greatest dog Suzie. As we came upon this pedestrian crossing sign I decided that I would turn around and take a photo of it. Well, as you can see I got a bonus, someone ditched their gum on the sign. Who thinks to ditch their gum on a sign? I found it amusing and thought you would too.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Party's Over...


I found this tiara lying the sidewalk just outside of the now defunct Ivana Trump luxury condo project office. Or better yet if you're a real old timer, outside of the old Holy Cow Brewery (closed in '03)! The corner of The Strip and Sahara.

This tiara says to me, the party's over. It's the Sunday after the New Year's Holiday. The party started on Thursday night and continued through the weekend. Sunday means Californians will face that really long drive home. On New Year's Weekend I have heard that a 3 hour drive can take 8 hours or more. Not fun, but they still do it every year. Thank goodness they do come to celebrate, lord knows our economy needs it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Found Him!

Where's Waldo? He's here Vegas hanging out in the Arts District on Coolidge and Casino Center on this utility box.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Theme Day-Changes



Another month and another year has passed. So here's to 2010 and all the promise it brings. I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to all that the New Year represents. This year I have decided not to make New Year's resolutions that always seem to be broken. Instead I have set goals for the New Year. Enough about me, this Month's Theme Day is changes. Here's a big giant City Center eraser to help you make thoses changes.

Check out the other City Daily Bloggers Changes here:Click here to view thumbnails for all participants