Saturday, August 17, 2019

E-311: Hugh Grant Related



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The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign has 89 bulbs outlining it outer edge (@vitalVegas)

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Reflections.  As soon as they were established as a thing, writers have mused at great length about the duality of its literal and metaphorical meanings.  Reflections are distortions of the truth and yet one of the most significant ways we grow as humans.  Reflections of Las Vegas remind us to never forget to cherish the moments we have while enjoying this great city.  As dreamlike as it may appear or feel, it is a very real place and we are fortunate it was created for us.  One of the few gateways to enjoy the world beyond the looking glass, captured brilliantly, once again, by @rtphotos_

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

E-310: Crack Shake Friend Chicken



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In casinos, an employee in charge of scheduling dealers and has the power to write comps is sometimes referred to as “The Pencil” (@VitalVegas

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The themed resort.  A concept to set a property apart from the pack and designed to offer an unforgettable experience.  Outside of Disney, few other vacation destinations offer you the convenience of being transported to another place and/or time, until you’ve had enough of that place and want to either come back to reality or try on another experience.  The dethemeing of Las Vegas was an attempt to find a balance between tacky and gentrification, the Blanding of concepts by those who lack the imagination to embracing and/or understand what people want, even if you don’t get it.  Make no mistake, themed resorts are what brought the masses to Las Vegas, setting new annual visitation records and in turn inspiring one of the largest building booms in the city’s history, Thankfully we have the opportunity to fondly recall those days with the visual representation of what we’ve lost, shared by @classiclasvegas 

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

E-309: Resting Asshole Face



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The exterior sign for the Moulin Rouge Hotel was designed by Betty Willis, creator of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign on the south strip (sincitytalk.com) 

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And you thought snow was pretty where you live.  Thank you @rtphotos_ for capturing this magic moment for future generations to discover and fall in love with.  It’s so good it doesn’t look real; snow basking in the glow of the strip at night, making it difficult to ascertain what is frozen precipitation and what are stars in the night sky.  Being a part of this vision must have be like strolling through a dream. Until you attempt to do something inspired by the illusion you are in a consequence free situation and permanently scar yourself.  An experience I’m certain is totally worth it.

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