North America | United States of America (USA) | South West | Nevada | Las Vegas – The Sights of Las Vegas
Most of the time in Las Vegas proved to be enjoyable. I spent far more time on my feet than I expected. It was a relief that I packed proper footwear. I noticed that many people were quite dressed up at all hours of the day, but I never felt uncomfortable in my tennis shoes.
Walking from hotel to hotel was a great way to pass the time. While the big hotels and casinos often horrified me, they were worth seeing in person. There were shops everywhere, but it seemed like a terrible city to shop in. I was not very interested in the downtown area, but I was pleased to see the old famous hotels like the Horseshoe and the Golden Nugget. I had heard a lot about the ‘Freemont Street Experience,’ so I made sure to be outside on the hour to see the light show. It was a complete disappointment. There is music played too loud and cartoon looking images on a structure of lights over the street. The images were not interpretations of the music, as I had been lead to believe, but hit-you-over-the-head illustrations of items mentioned in the songs.
I found the city to be a great place to take photos. I spent a good deal of time attempting to get a nice evening shot of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel. I wanted a photo of the tower with the lights to match one I had taken of the real thing in Paris a few years ago. Because the tower in Vegas shoots out of the gaming floor in the casino, it was difficult to get it framed correctly, but I got some interesting photos. The lights at night were interesting to photograph from a close vantage point. The casino signs are all great subjects when you can zoom in on part of one.