Elvis Presley Lives On in Las Vegas
A few years back my wife attended a conference in Las Vegas and I went along to photograph Sin City. One thing I can tell you is nothing is open before 10 am and The Strip is very, very long in 105 degree heat. I walked all the way from Mandalay Bay to the Stratosphere, avoiding all of the money sucking vacuums along the way except spending $5 on this Elvis impersonator who must have been dying inside this suit. https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/…/elvis-presley-edward-f…
Designed by hotel architect Veldon Simpson and interior designer Charles Silverman, the Luxor has received recognition as being among the most recognizable hotels on the strip because of its unique design.
Away from the glamour of the high concept hotels on the main part of the Las Vegas strip, the edges contain remnants of an older, sleazier Las Vegas, awaiting the next building boom and the wreck ball. Until then, they offer cut-rate rates for the low income traveler looking to roll the dice in Las Vegas.
A unique photograph of the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical gardens. One of the staff members directed me to this viewpoint where my fish eye lens was able to capture the granduer of the impressive space.
Some of the classic Las Vegas neon signs still exist. Other are found in the Neon Graveyard or in downtown Las Vegas.
Most of the gaming that goes on in Las Vegas is considered games of chance or luck with a hefty cut for the house. Poker is a family of gambling card games, but is often considered a skill based game. All poker variants involve betting as an intrinsic part of play, and determine the winner of each hand according to the combinations of players’ cards, at least some of which remain hidden until the end of the hand.
Lots of money flows in and out of the casinos of Las Vegas. Most people leave with lighter wallets of course, but the casinos do require a lot of smaller bills to exchange for those $100 bills the customers arrive with.
Why travel the world when this adult playground has done its best to bring all of the world’s most iconic sites to the desert?
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