Friday, April 16, 2010

«Capitan Jackson Vader (Photo Heavy)»

My dad ended up sick in the hotel room, so I wandered out on the Strip without him. While I was out I was seeing dead men walking... Elvis was expected, but I also saw Michael Jackson. Hell, I even saw Darth Vader and Davy Jones from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. But the costume I saw the most was Captain Jack Sparrow: even more often than Elvis! For some reason I didn't take any pictures of them. Perhaps you've noticed, people are rarely the focus of my photos.

Here's the lion statue outside the MGM.
MGM lion statue
When in Vegas, nothing is out-of-place.
Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas
This time, the gondola rides were in full swing. It wasn't raining this day.
Gondola rides at the Venetian
Despite appearances, this is indoors. It's in the Grand Canal Shoppes, part of the Venetian. The ceiling is painted to look like the sky.
Grand Canal Shoppes
Why the face at the top of this arch is a lion while the rest of them are men, I don't know.
Grand Canal Shoppes arch
It was no coincidence that I saw most of the Captain Jack Sparrows around Treasure Island.
Treasure Island
What is it with that big saucer at the Fashion Show Mall, anyway?
Fashion Show Mall
Beyond the Fashion Show mall there is literally nothing on the Strip anymore but construction sites and Circus Circus, which has seen better days; it looked rundown.
Construction between the Fashion Show Mall and Circus Circus
I thought I'd be done by now, but it looks like there's going to be yet another post's worth of photos to share. I took 381 photos while on the vacation, I'm just hand-picking the best ones to share here.


  1. Whoa! The aliens are abducting the Fashion Show Mall! We need some water, bowl, air, sponge, or paper to defeat them.

  2. Are the construction sites active or idle?

    The idea crosses my mind periodically to sell my house in California and move to Nevada where the house prices are much cheaper and the taxes much less, but I would probably choose the Reno area.

  3. @ Vid: There's plenty of air. Not much water in the desert, though.

    @ Looney: There are construction workers about, but I was told the sites are idle.

  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun. It's good to get off the rock once in a while.

  5. @ Trevor: Yes, it is. It will also be good to eventually leave the rock knowing I'm not coming back.


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