Friday, January 29, 2010


As you know from earlier posts, Troubadour and I headed to Las Vegas last Saturday to celebrate his 40th birthday. He did a follow-up blog post the other day complete with a few pictures and a narrative.

In my opinion Vegas is highly over rated. I know people have said that unless you go to some of the outlying areas such as Hoover Dam it isn't the same. Although it would be cool to tour and take pictures of it .... to me Hoover Dam isn't part of Vegas, it is it's own entity .... Hoover Dam.

Since Troubadour has already summed up our journey and I agree with his take on things, I don't think there is much more I can add. Instead this post will be a pictoral narrative of sorts. Some of my favorite shots of our trip. We managed to take over 470 pictures so this might take a few posts.

Here are a few shots taken from the plane at 37,000 ft.....

I've always found architecture facinating and find myself taking pictures of buildings in odd ways or looking up just to see what is up there. Here are a few gems found just by looking up.....

And then what you can see if you look a little beyond what is right in front of you......

A few of my favorite pictures from the trip were taken inside the Bellagio of their Chinese New Year displays....

And of course a pictoral wouldn't be complete without a few pics of Troubadour and I.....

On the plane flying out of LAS....

We have more pictures to share, some quirky, some fun, some neon lights at night. I will post up some random Vegas shots in a future post. Until then....

-Au Revoir

"The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon. There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high." ~ Norman Mailer


  1. This is a great post and phenomal shots...I particularly like the # 11 what you see when you look not ahead of you...all the shots are great though..I've often tried to take shots of the sky from the airplane window and always came up with some poor exuce of a shot...mine looked just awful...
    I noticed the: "Fleur De Lis" symbols on your blog...Thanks Sister for it is a sign of
    : The True North, Strong and Free and being originally from means even more
    great post...have a great weekend

  2. Great pictures!

    Agreed that Vegas is over-rated. My favorite parts were the old casinos on Fremont street (so scuzzy! How I imagined Vegas.) and the Pinball Hall of Fame.

  3. Nice collection, Trobaritz. I heartily agree with your assessment of Vegas. Now you can join me in saying "been there, done that"!

  4. Trobairitz:

    great pictures so all was not lost. Time away together in a different environment is such a stress reliever, not so much the destination.
    We had been there before but we are not gamblers. The last time we visited we rented a car and left the next morning towards Route 66 and Monument Canyon. LV is not our kind of place but you have to see it once

    bobskoot: wet coast scootin

  5. nice pics! Next time you will need to take your tour guide!

  6. Nice series of photos. I love the subjects you chose to photograph - snippets of architecture and features. All those hidden highlights tucked into the bigger picture. I've never been to Vegas, but I think I'd feel the same way.

  7. The last time I was in Vegas ('99) I accidentally got married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel :-P I've been avoiding the place ever since.

    Vegas is a strange fantasy land. I'm not sure what the appeal is to us as people, but clearly there is something there.