|Fremont District - Las Vegas - 2010|
The rest of the stuff below is from my old blog.
We went to Las Vegas last summer to celebrate our anniversary. Even though we stayed in the faux New York New York, we spent much of the time on the old side of the Strip, especially on Fremont Street. I really like the old side of Vegas and saddened a bit that they renovated a big chunk of it into a big outdoor mall. I guess it helped save the area though and keeps tourists visiting that side compared to the mega casino side of the Strip, where our hotel was.
|El Cortez Hotel - Las Vegas - 2010|
The El Cortez Hotel is an old school casino... or old school to me. It has a Subway Sub in it. That is healthiest thing in that place.
|Beauty Bar - Las Vegas - 2010|
The Beauty Bar (Salon of Beauty) is a great hot spot with a 60's style beauty shop theme inside. They have cheap drinks and the best alternative music in Vegas (or at least the little bit of Vegas I saw.) It is a great little hip place where youngins and oldins' (like me) are welcomed. The concerts in the back lot are hot as hell, even on a summer night. Great music.
|Lady on the ceiling - Las Vegas - 2010|
The ceiling of the renovated covered walking mall is a long screen showing music, dancing and sexy ladies eating cherries. I would guess she is 15 feel tall in that photo, just to give a bit of size perspective. I am not a big fan of this part of the Fremont experience, but it gave me good light to take photos with.
|Showgirls - Las Vegas - 2010|
God bless the showgirls. There were a number of street performers out there that night, including a few Elvises, mimes, and two beautiful showgirls that put on short routines and posed with the tourists for tips. There is something about fishnets and hot pink boas that seems at home in Las Vegas.
|Cowboy in lights - Las Vegas - 2010|
I forgot the name of this cowboy and the cowgirl below. They are Vegas landmarks and I am glad they are preserved. The advertising under the cowgirl tells of the modern age of this sin city.
|Cowgirl in lights - indeed - Las Vegas - 2010|
|Emergency Arts - Las Vegas - 2010|
Emergency Arts was a bastion of sanity for me. It is a former clinic that houses a number of art galleries and a great little coffee shop that plays old LPs and has delicious healthy sandwiches. As a tourist, it is hard to eat healthy in Vegas. There is a great little museum/display inside honoring the art of burlesque and its history in Nevada entertainment. I will post photos from there at another time.
|Dinner Company - Las Vegas - 2010|
We were starving by the end of the night and found a great little taqueria open late. It was as bright and colorful inside as the strip. Elvis, the tall black lady dancer, and the little lady in the shot glass looked over our meal from the shelf by our table.
I love Las Vegas. I don't really gamble or take in the big shows, but the little things there are precious gems. This is another great city that I need to get back to. Terrell over at Photo Anthems Blog lives in a great place.