Monday, May 4, 2009

Las Vegas 2008

Everyone who has visited Vegas know the classic skyline. Or if you watch CSI. 2008 was the first time I'd ever visited 'Sin City'. It lives up to its' repetition. From fast crowds, to noise to lights that never darken, Vegas is quite the sight.

A couple of the casinos at the edge of the 'Strip. At night every inch is awash in lights.
The main section of the Strip. The roller coaster goes over and through some of the older casinos. Not for the faint of heart, I'm sure. The colorful buildings stand out in bright desert sun.
The Excalibur Casino. Probably the friendliest place in regards to dealers. Lots of shows going on in the evening and an excellent steak house.
New York, New York Casino. The roller coaster starts here. Inside it's like walking through New York City in the 30s. Great murals and hole in the wall restaurants. The food is very pricey here, you're definitely paying for the location.

Paris Casino and the replica of the Eiffel Tower. You can take the express elevator to the top to look out over the Strip. Inside a fake sky complete with clouds and sunrise, sunset makes you forget you're actually inside for a little while. The base of the Eiffel Tower makes up part of the interior structure. It's a real work of art.

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