Sunday, January 03, 2010

It's Sin City, dontcha know




So I spent 5 days between Christmas and New Years on a much-needed break from home, from jewelry, from New England. I finally got my big skies, and I so loved that. I came back with over 1900 photos to upload. I'll be splitting them into separate groups: real Vegas; glitzy Vegas; Gorgeous Desert; Beautiful Desert; and more Lovely Desert. (Guess which I preferred, Vegas or the remote Mojave?)

First stop: Vegas. I have to say, 36 hours was plenty. The strip was crowded beyond measure, simply walking from the check-in counter to the elevators at The Mirage was like walking through Times Square. Inside. While dragging your luggage. And then you wander up to the "north strip," up past the Sahara, and everything changes. Giant plots of dirt, trash everywhere, meth heads (don't look them in the eye!!! big mistake), and the iconic Chapel of the Bells. What a strange, strange place.






















4 comments:

Andrea Q said...

There's so much to see in Las Vegas, and only a small portion of it is on the Strip. Looking forward to seeing you Mojave pictures!

cindy said...

oh wow, we're so high up! that ride looks crazy. i'm really looking forward to your big sky photos. happy new year!

Carleen said...

nice photos, cassie! it's amazing how little has changed in vegas since the last time i was there (what, 15 or 20 years ago?)

msbelle said...

OMG I just couldn't do a rollercoaster on the roof!