Saturday, August 8, 2020

E-338: Itch That Scratch

Random Vegas

Las Vegas had 1 million visitors in June 2020.  That’s down 70.5% from June 2019 (Las Vegas Review Journal)

Twitpic of the week

It’s the promise of a new day north strip.  A project that, at points, cast a large shadow of doubt that it would ever be complete.  Now we get a preview of just what they have in store for 2021 thanks to @maverickheli.  The building that originated as the Echelon project became a monument to stalled plans and cynicism.  Today, we see ambition realized in red and LED; impressive for a building whose biggest claim to fame so far may be that, for a time, it looked liked a new Wynn tower.  No longer.  Resorts World is actually going to happen and once again, the strip will stretch a little further north.


Deadly Stunt

Aria Restaurant changes

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium

Saturday, July 18, 2020

E-337: The Author Opines

Random Vegas

The Holiday Motel, formerly located just north of the strip, near Stratosphere, was originally named the Holiday Inn when it opened in 1952.  In 1960, the Holiday Inn chain required them to change it.  As a part of the update, the signthey are most famous for having was erected. (Postcard History Series: Las Vegas 1905-1965) 


Twitpic of the week

The diamond of the desert, the Dunes, captured stunningly in black and white, shared by @TonyIllia. However black and white doesn’t do the legend justice, disguising the colorful brilliance on display. Clearly ahead of her time considering the surrounding landscape, this icon stands alone in my heart as the place I wish I could have seen with my own eyes.  Thanks photography for being the next best thing, even if its devoid of color.


Palazzo Closes

Vegas NHL Hub City


Monorail Purchase