I just returned from my yearly pilgrimage to lovely Las Vegas, and I realized while I was out there that I was being inexplicably drawn to photograph all the lavish light fixtures I stumbled upon. So without further ado, here are some of my shots:
Urban Outfitters chandelier
Interior entrance to Planet Hollywood's casino floor
City Centre lighted ice beams (they change colour!)
Main casino pit @ Caesars, which is original from 1966
Lighted Dior wall @ City Centre
Elvis in front of his Cirque showroom @ Aria
I've honestly forgotten where I took this one, but here it is!
Caesars casino lighting
Amazing chandelier on the Caesars wedding chapel mezzanine level
Very 60s-esque floor candelabras in the Caesars convention foyer
Mandalay Bay casino lighting (and a dancer on the left)
Bally's casino lighting=very classic Vegas
Another, more contemporary(?) fixture in Bally's
Love this one: side entrance to Bill's Gamblin' Hall
Requisite Flamingo feathers
What people must've thought of me snapping all these pics...
Storefront in Caesars Appian Way shoppes
Lights in a Mexican restaurant covered with fascimiles of old pictures
Casino bar lights
Candelabra in the Liberace museum
Sahara casino lighting, most likely original from the 60s
Hysterically-named Sahara bar
Sahara lobby lighting
Retro-cool light in my Augustus Tower room @ Caesars
Venetian casino lighting
Palazzo casino lighting
Shoppes @ Palazzo lighting (great trio effect!)
I got this shot right after an uncharacteristic evening shower on the Strip--the sun had just come back out and I saw the shadow of the pendulum lantern light outside the Palazzo mall.
Wynn Esplanade lighting. Absolutely flawless.
Empty Wynn cafe
Wynn convention centre lighting
Even the Wynn bathrooms are decked out!
Encore casino lighting=red for luck
Encore foyer lighting
Brand spankin' new Encore Beach club--one side of the cabanas look over the pool, and the other side looks out over the Strip!
Caesars @ night. I'm a little biased, what can I say...
I wonder why my camera went dead on the last day of the trip?!?
I don’t pretend to be an artistic photographer, but my love of the camera has increased ten-fold in the last six months or so. While I’d love to get a better camera, I have the world’s worst (or best?) luck dropping cameras. In fact, I dropped it once on this trip, and once at my sister’s graduation in May; this somehow manages to happen during the five-minute interval I don’t have it on my wrist, which I’ve made the habit of doing out of necessity. Thankfully, this one is pretty trusty and hasn’t died on me yet. Perhaps when it does I’ll invest in a fancy one with a neck strap. But until then, I’ll keep the snapshots coming, especially of questionable, inanimate objects such as Las Vegas light fixtures!